Forest Fire (15649 ha) in Guinea 13 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 1005953
Countries: Guinea
Start Date - Last detection*: 13 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 477 in the burned area
Burned area: 15649 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 0.5 477 15649 04 May 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Guinea , Administrative Region of Fria. The nearest places are and Kindia.

Radius Population
10 km 51000 people
5 km 22000 people
2 km 19000 people
1 km 12000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 114 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Fria Guinea -
Telimele Guinea -
Coyah Guinea -
Boffa Guinea -
Kindia Guinea 770000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kindia Kindia Guinea City 120000 people 83 km

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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
Katourou FIG 152 Civ. Paved No 5200 21 km
Fria 114 0 25 km
Boke BKJ 50 Civ. Unpaved No 5100 103 km
Conakry CKY 22 Civ. Paved Yes 10800 108 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Dubreka Guinea 84 km
Boke Guinea 107 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Banieya Samou 1969 76 km
Kale Samou 1963 77 km
Garafiri Konkoure 1999 85 km

Nuclear plants

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