Forest Fire (7449 ha) in Botswana 10 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 1002373
Countries: Botswana
Start Date - Last detection*: 10 Sep 2021 - 13 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 3
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7449 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 5415 13 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 7449 14 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Botswana , District of Ngamiland (population 102,957) .

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 7449 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Ngamiland Botswana 100000 people
Caprivi Oos Namibia 78000 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
Selinda 966 0 23 km
Chobe 965 0 36 km
Kings Pool 945 0 39 km
Vumbura 975 0 63 km
Kwara 975 0 69 km
Shindi 997 0 69 km
Mombo 975 0 87 km
Saile 960 0 88 km
Omdop 975 0 88 km
Khwai River KHW 975 Priv. Unpaved No 3800 89 km
Mombo 975 0 98 km
Seronga 914 0 103 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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