Forest Fire (10558 ha) in Nigeria 07 Mar 2023

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 1012645
Countries: Nigeria
Start Date - Last detection*: 07 Mar 2023 - 15 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 10558 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 9461 11 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 10187 14 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 10429 15 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 10558 16 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Nigeria , State of Taraba (population 1,626,354) .

Radius Population
10 km 18000 people
5 km 18000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Taraba Nigeria 1.6 million people
Nord-Ouest Cameroon 1.7 million people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.




Nuclear plants

More information

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