Forest Fire (11141 ha) in Senegal 28 Oct 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 1009864
Countries: Senegal
Start Date - Last detection*: 28 Oct 2022 - 13 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 16
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 11141 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 0 11141 15 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Senegal , Region of Tambacounda (population 435,719) .

Radius Population
10 km 130000 people
5 km 14000 people
2 km 2400 people
1 km 1300 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 114 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 6951 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tambacounda Senegal 440000 people
Kaolack Senegal 960000 people

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
Tambacounda TUD 49 Civ. Paved No 6500 79 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Kuntaur The Gambia 66 km


Nuclear plants

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