Forest Fire (12007 ha) in Tanzania 30 Jun 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 1006953
Countries: Tanzania
Start Date - Last detection*: 30 Jun 2022 - 05 Jul 2022
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 12007 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 5607 04 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6542 05 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 12007 06 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Tanzania , Region of Mara (population 1,189,308) . The nearest places are and Musoma.

Radius Population
10 km 45000 people
5 km 17000 people
2 km 8300 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 12012 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Mara Tanzania 1.2 million people
Shinyanga Tanzania 2.2 million people
Mwanza Tanzania 2.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Musoma Mara Tanzania City 120000 people 93 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
Seronera SEU 1548 Civ. Unpaved No 5100 73 km
Musoma MUZ 1160 Civ. Unpaved Yes 5200 92 km



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