Forest Fire (5930 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 1003521
Countries: Namibia
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5930 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 5072 24 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5526 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 5930 27 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Namibia , Region of Outjo (population 13,861) .

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 5930 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Outjo Namibia 14000 people
Owambo Namibia 680000 people

Affected populated places

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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
Kamanjab 1294 0 73 km
Okaukuejo OKF unknown 0 92 km



Nuclear plants

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