Forest Fire (23490 ha) in Namibia 16 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 1002408
Countries: Namibia
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Sep 2021 - 19 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 3
People affected: 3 in the burned area
Burned area: 23490 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 3 13426 17 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 3 20600 18 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 3 23344 19 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 3 23490 20 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Namibia , Region of Tsumeb (population 24,862) . The nearest places are and Tsumeb.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 11266 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tsumeb Namibia 24000 people
Grootfontein Namibia 37000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tsumeb Namibia City 12000 people 73 km

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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
Mokuti Lodge OKU 1113 Civ. Unpaved No 7200 56 km
Namutoni NNI unknown Priv. Unpaved No 3500 57 km
Tsumeb TSB 1327 Priv. Paved No 4800 74 km
Operet 1097 0 79 km

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Nuclear plants

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