Forest Fire (14745 ha) in Namibia 22 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 1003517
Countries: Namibia
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Nov 2021 - 24 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 14745 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

GDACS Score

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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 0 14745 23 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 17461 24 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 18097 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Namibia , Region of Owambo (population 679,971) .

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 10060 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Owambo Namibia 680000 people
Outjo Namibia 14000 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
Okaukuejo OKF unknown 0 83 km
Oshakati OHI 1097 0 95 km
Ondangwa OND 1095 Civ. Paved No 9700 98 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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