Forest Fire (14943 ha) in Burkina Faso, Benin 12 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 1003483
Countries: Burkina Faso, Benin
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Nov 2021 - 25 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 14943 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 5334 20 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5614 22 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
3 0.5 0 7162 23 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 9510 24 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 14943 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Burkina Faso , Province of Tapoa (population 202,739) . The nearest places are and Diapaga.

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 611 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tapoa Burkina Faso 200000 people
Atakora Benin 740000 people
Borgou Benin 760000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Diapaga Burkina Faso City 25000 people 68 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
Arly 232 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 55 km
Diapaga DIP unknown 0 65 km
Kandi KDC 290 Civ. Unpaved No 5200 112 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tapoa 1950 74 km
Boudieri 1963 98 km

Nuclear plants

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