Forest Fire (15336 ha) in Chad 30 Dec 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 1003767
Countries: Chad
Start Date - Last detection*: 30 Dec 2021 - 03 Jan 2022
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 15336 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 0 5325 31 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 10780 01 Jan 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 13042 02 Jan 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 14605 03 Jan 2022 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 15336 03 Jan 2022 16:38 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Chad , Prefecture of Salamat (population 185,981) . The nearest places are and Am Timan.

Radius Population
10 km 41000 people
5 km 41000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 74 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Salamat Chad 180000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Am Timan Salamat Chad City 28000 people 82 km

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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
Abou Deia AOD 480 0 47 km
Zakouma AKM 415 0 72 km
Am Timan AMC 433 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 83 km

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