Forest Fire (19524 ha) in Cameroon 18 Nov 2021

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 1003624
Countries: Cameroon
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 Nov 2021 - 07 Dec 2021
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 19524 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 19524 07 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 30514 08 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Cameroon , Province of Nord (population 875,611) . The nearest places are and Garoua.

Radius Population
10 km 4800 people
5 km 2100 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 15078 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Nord Cameroon 880000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Garoua Nord Cameroon City 440000 people 108 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
Garoua GOU 242 Civ. Paved Yes 11100 113 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Garoua CMGOU Cameroon 108 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Lagdo Benoue 1983 73 km

Nuclear plants

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