Forest Fire (17209 ha) in Nigeria 01 Jan 2023

Event summary

This forest fire is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1011504
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 01 Jan 2023 - 17 Jan 2023
Duration (days): 16
People affected: 13508 in the burned area
Burned area: 17209 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 13508 17209 17 Jan 2023 21:13 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Nigeria , State of Taraba (population 1,626,354) .

Radius Population
10 km 66000 people
5 km 37000 people
2 km 29000 people
1 km 1500 people
Burned Area 14000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Taraba Nigeria 1.6 million people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.




Nuclear plants

More information

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