Forest Fire (7332 ha) in Burkina Faso 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 1003527
Countries: Burkina Faso
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Nov 2021 - 25 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 3
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7332 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 7332 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Burkina Faso , Province of Gourma (population 375,508) .

Radius Population
10 km 2200 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Gourma Burkina Faso 380000 people
Boulgou Burkina Faso 510000 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
Fada Ngourma FNG unknown 0 36 km
Pama Pangia XPA unknown 0 67 km
Tenkodogo TEG 310 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 77 km
Porga 162 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 105 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Fada 1 1951 36 km
Kompienga Ouale 1984 82 km
Itengue 1987 95 km
Bilanga-Yanga 1966 95 km
Bagre White Volta 1992 102 km

Nuclear plants

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