Forest Fire (41855 ha) in Botswana 02 Oct 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 1002680
Countries: Botswana
Start Date - Last detection*: 02 Oct 2021 - 15 Oct 2021
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 41855 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 0 16946 11 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 18904 12 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 24921 13 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 27844 14 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 29674 15 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 41855 16 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Botswana , District of Chobe (population 15,485) .

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 38199 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Chobe Botswana 15000 people
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
Khwai River KHW 975 Priv. Unpaved No 3800 49 km
Chobe 965 0 61 km
Kings Pool 945 0 64 km
Selinda 966 0 71 km
Saile 960 0 79 km
Kwara 975 0 93 km
Shindi 997 0 104 km
Bottle Pan 975 0 110 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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