Forest Fire (27401 ha) in Botswana 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 1002293
Countries: Botswana
Start Date - Last detection*: 08 Sep 2021 - 13 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 27401 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

GDACS Score

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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 0 20427 10 Sep 2021 09:18 GWIS
2 0.5 0 21762 11 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 23175 12 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 25034 13 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 27401 14 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

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

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


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kgalagadi Botswana 33000 people

Affected populated places

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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
Two Rivers 914 0 90 km
Tsabong TBY 930 Civ. Unpaved No 3400 102 km
Bokspits 1036 0 108 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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