Forest Fire (16232 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 1005970
Countries: Guinea
Start Date - Last detection*: 14 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 21 in the burned area
Burned area: 16232 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 21 16232 05 May 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 56000 people
5 km 10000 people
2 km 7600 people
1 km 5600 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 304 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 941 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kindia Kindia Guinea City 120000 people 98 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 57 km
Fria 114 0 65 km
Boke BKJ 50 Civ. Unpaved No 5100 113 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Garafiri Konkoure 1999 74 km
Banieya Samou 1969 98 km
Kale Samou 1963 104 km

Nuclear plants

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