Forest Fire (6102 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 1002424
Countries: Namibia
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6102 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 5312 18 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6102 19 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 no people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

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 62 km

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Critical infrastructure

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


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Mokuti Lodge OKU 1113 Civ. Unpaved No 7200 25 km
Namutoni NNI unknown Priv. Unpaved No 3500 34 km
Operet 1097 0 42 km
Tsumeb TSB 1327 Priv. Paved No 4800 64 km



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