Forest Fire (14879 ha) in Guinea 22 Apr 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 1013894
Countries: Guinea
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Apr 2023 - 02 May 2023
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 5682 in the burned area
Burned area: 14879 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 5340 14423 01 May 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 5340 14493 02 May 2023 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 5682 14879 03 May 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 98000 people
5 km 65000 people
2 km 51000 people
1 km 40000 people
Burned Area 5700 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 2128 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kindia Kindia Guinea City 120000 people 70 km
Conakry Conakry Guinea Capital 1.9 million people 106 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 11 km
Fria 114 0 24 km
Conakry CKY 22 Civ. Paved Yes 10800 99 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Dubreka Guinea 75 km
Conakry GNCKY Guinea 110 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Banieya Samou 1969 64 km
Kale Samou 1963 64 km
Garafiri Konkoure 1999 78 km

Nuclear plants

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