Forest Fire (7754 ha) in Namibia 23 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 1003524
Countries: Namibia
Start Date - Last detection*: 23 Nov 2021 - 01 Dec 2021
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 18 in the burned area
Burned area: 7754 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 17 7754 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 18 9930 27 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 18 12342 28 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 18 13867 29 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 18 16701 30 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 18 18285 01 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS
7 0.5 18 20399 02 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Namibia , Region of Okahandja (population 23,322) . The nearest places are Windhoek, and Okahandja.

Radius Population
10 km 30000 people
5 km 5100 people
2 km 1300 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 745 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Okahandja Namibia 23000 people
Windhoek Namibia 180000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Okahandja Namibia City 21000 people 14 km
Windhoek Namibia Capital 270000 people 55 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
Eros ERS 1702 Civ. Paved Yes 6400 60 km
Windhoek WDH 1719 Civ. Paved Yes 15000 66 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
S. Von Bach Swakop 1971 9 km
Avis Klein Windhoek 1933 51 km
Swakoppoort Swakop 1977 52 km
Friedenau Kuiseb 1971 74 km
Omatako Amatako 1981 103 km

Nuclear plants

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