Forest Fire (10547 ha) in Central African Republic, Chad 01 Nov 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 1009996
Countries: Central African Republic, Chad
Start Date - Last detection*: 01 Nov 2022 - 19 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 4160 in the burned area
Burned area: 10547 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 4160 8788 16 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 4160 8997 17 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 4160 9935 18 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 4160 10252 19 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 4160 10547 20 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Central African Republic , Prefecture of Ouham-Pende (population 336,984) . The nearest places are and Moundou.

Radius Population
10 km 27000 people
5 km 13000 people
2 km 8300 people
1 km 4800 people
Burned Area 4200 people


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Ouham-Pende Central African Republic 340000 people
Logone Oriental Chad 440000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Moundou Logone Occidental Chad City 130000 people 103 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Paoua 621 0 52 km
Kome unknown 0 88 km
Moundou MQQ 428 Civ. Paved Yes 5900 110 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

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