Forest Fire (17914 ha) in Guinea 14 Apr 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 1005875
Countries: Guinea
Start Date - Last detection*: 14 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 2843 in the burned area
Burned area: 17914 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 1730 10646 28 Apr 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 1880 17185 29 Apr 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 2843 17914 03 May 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 85000 people
5 km 63000 people
2 km 42000 people
1 km 3900 people
Burned Area 2800 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 114 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Gaoual Guinea -
Lelouma Guinea -
Telimele Guinea -
Pita Guinea -

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
Labe LEK 1035 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 75 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Garafiri Konkoure 1999 95 km

Nuclear plants

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