Forest Fire (37573 ha) in Botswana 26 Aug 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 1002390
Countries: Botswana
Start Date - Last detection*: 26 Aug 2021 - 14 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 37573 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 37472 14 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 37573 15 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

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

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 37573 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Ngamiland Botswana 100000 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
Xigera 945 0 36 km
Xudum 945 0 42 km
Gumare 960 Civ. Unpaved No 3500 44 km
Mombo 975 0 54 km
Kiri 945 0 59 km
Delta Camp 945 0 64 km
Omdop 975 0 68 km
Mombo 975 0 72 km
Seronga 914 0 84 km
Vumbura 975 0 89 km
Shindi 997 0 92 km
Sepupu 975 0 100 km
Kwara 975 0 101 km
Maun MUB 945 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 109 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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