Forest Fire (16706 ha) in Nigeria 10 Nov 2021

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 1003451
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 10 Nov 2021 - 29 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 10367 in the burned area
Burned area: 16706 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 9602 6081 16 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
2 0.5 9602 7492 19 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
3 0.5 9602 7973 20 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
4 0.5 9582 9072 21 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
5 0.5 9716 9508 23 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 9771 11574 24 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
7 0.5 9771 13882 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
8 0.5 9771 14195 27 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
9 0.5 9771 14510 28 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
10 0.5 10367 16275 29 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
11 0.5 10367 16706 30 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Nigeria , State of Sokoto (population 4,824,822) .

Radius Population
10 km 57000 people
5 km 27000 people
2 km 8100 people
1 km 7900 people
Burned Area 10000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1672 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 3038 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sokoto Nigeria 4.8 million people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Gusau 462 Civ. Unpaved No 4800 64 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Bakolori Sokoto 1978 58 km
Gusau Sokoto -99 59 km

Nuclear plants

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