Forest Fire (17042 ha) in Guinea 25 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 1014051
Countries: Guinea
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Apr 2023 - 01 May 2023
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 2094 in the burned area
Burned area: 17042 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 2094 17042 07 May 2023 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 55000 people
5 km 37000 people
2 km 21000 people
1 km 16000 people
Burned Area 2100 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 608 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Telimele Guinea -
Boke Guinea 860000 people
Gaoual Guinea -

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
Boke BKJ 50 Civ. Unpaved No 5100 76 km
Fria 114 0 97 km
Katourou FIG 152 Civ. Paved No 5200 99 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Boke Guinea 82 km


Nuclear plants

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