Forest Fire (14390 ha) in Morocco 13 Jul 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 1007260
Countries: Morocco
Start Date - Last detection*: 13 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 484 in the burned area
Burned area: 14390 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 5952 15 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 12649 16 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 13825 17 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 14270 18 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 484 14390 26 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Morocco , Region of North-West (population 5,754,506) . The nearest places are Tétouan, Tanger, Ksar el Kebir, Tleta Rissana, Souk-Tnine-de-Sidi-el-Yamani, Souk Khemis du Sahel, Larache, Asilah, Souk el Had el Rharbia, Dar Ben Karricha el Behri, and Tarifa.

Radius Population
10 km 58000 people
5 km 23000 people
2 km 16000 people
1 km 4100 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 12174 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
North-West Morocco 5.8 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ksar el Kebir Morocco City 110000 people 20 km
Tleta Rissana Morocco City - 29 km
Souk-Tnine-de-Sidi-el-Yamani Morocco City - 39 km
Souk Khemis du Sahel Morocco City - 41 km
Larache Morocco City 110000 people 44 km
Asilah Morocco City 29000 people 54 km
Souk el Had el Rharbia Morocco City - 54 km
Dar Ben Karricha el Behri Morocco City - 55 km
El Fendek Morocco City - 56 km
Tétouan Morocco Major city 320000 people 63 km
Tanger Morocco Major city 3 million people 80 km
Ceuta Ceuta Spain City 74000 people 98 km
Tarifa Andalucía (Andalusia) Spain City 17000 people 105 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
Ouezzane 173 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 33 km
Sania Ramel TTU 10 Civ. Paved Yes 7500 67 km
Boukhalf TNG 19 Civ. Paved Yes 11400 76 km
Sidi Slimane 55 0 99 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Larache MALAR Morocco 44 km
Asilah MAASI Morocco 54 km
Tangier MATNG Morocco 80 km
Cape Espartel Morocco 83 km
Alcazar Zeguer Morocco 88 km
Ceuta ESCEU Spain 98 km
Tarifa ESTRF Spain 105 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Oued el Makhazine Loukkos 1979 20 km
Garde du Loukkos Loukkos 1981 38 km
Al Thelat Lao 1934 41 km
Nakhla Nakhla 1961 49 km
Ajras Ajras 1969 58 km
Ibn Batouta Mharhar 1977 63 km
Al Wahda Ouergha 1996 70 km
Sghir Sghir 1991 73 km

Nuclear plants

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