Forest Fire (164931 ha) in Botswana, South Africa 08 Sep 2021

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 1002288
Countries: Botswana, South Africa
Start Date - Last detection*: 08 Sep 2021 - 20 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 12
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 164931 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 115980 10 Sep 2021 09:18 GWIS
2 0.5 0 122945 11 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 125795 12 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 128204 13 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 129513 14 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 137639 15 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 0 141989 16 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
8 0.5 0 142188 17 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
9 0.5 0 143204 19 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
10 0.5 0 162632 20 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
11 0.5 0 164931 21 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Botswana , District of Kgalagadi (population 33,699) .

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 159262 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kgalagadi Botswana 33000 people
Northern Cape South Africa 720000 people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

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

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Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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