Forest Fire (20294 ha) in Guinea 23 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 1013891
Countries: Guinea
Start Date - Last detection*: 23 Apr 2023 - 01 May 2023
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 20294 ha
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*(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 19375 01 May 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 20294 02 May 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Guinea , Administrative Region of Telimele.

Radius Population
10 km 47000 people
5 km 24000 people
2 km 6900 people
1 km 5800 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 38 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 1588 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Telimele Guinea -
Fria Guinea -
Boffa Guinea -
Boke Guinea 860000 people

Affected populated places

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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
Fria 114 0 52 km
Katourou FIG 152 Civ. Paved No 5200 55 km
Boke BKJ 50 Civ. Unpaved No 5100 79 km
Kawass 11 Priv. Unpaved Yes 2900 106 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Boke Guinea 84 km
Victoria Guinea 108 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Garafiri Konkoure 1999 105 km

Nuclear plants

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