Forest Fire (8496 ha) in Benin 11 Nov 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 1003473
Countries: Benin
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Nov 2021 - 30 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 217 in the burned area
Burned area: 8496 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 5244 19 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5400 23 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 5626 24 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 8496 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 13608 27 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 14421 28 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
7 0.5 0 15461 29 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
8 0.5 0 15962 30 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
9 0.5 217 16499 01 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Benin , Province of Borgou (population 762,307) .

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 7603 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Borgou Benin 760000 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
Gaya 202 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 54 km
Kandi KDC 290 Civ. Unpaved No 5200 71 km
La Tapoa 220 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 99 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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