Forest Fire (39950 ha) in Guinea 31 Dec 2022

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 1011515
Countries: Guinea
Start Date - Last detection*: 31 Dec 2022 - 17 Jan 2023
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 424 in the burned area
Burned area: 39950 ha
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*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 424 39950 17 Jan 2023 21:13 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Guinea , Administrative Region of Beyla.

Radius Population
10 km 95000 people
5 km 40000 people
2 km 30000 people
1 km 15000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 874 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 3373 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Beyla Guinea -
Nzerekore Guinea 870000 people
Macenta Guinea -
Lola Guinea -
Touba Cote d'Ivoire 140000 people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Nzerekore NZE 505 Civ. Unpaved Yes 4900 79 km
Macenta MCA 515 Civ. Unpaved Yes 4500 94 km
Touba TOZ 485 Civ. Unpaved No 5200 106 km
Gbenko 650 Civ. Unpaved No 5100 109 km
Nimba NIA 500 Civ. Unpaved No 6000 113 km
Borotou BRZ unknown 0 125 km
Voinjama VOI unknown 0 126 km
Wologissi WOI unknown 0 128 km



Nuclear plants

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