Forest Fire (9594 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 1003531
Countries: Burkina Faso
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 9594 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 5379 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6612 27 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 8966 28 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 9594 29 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 2000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Gourma Burkina Faso 370000 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
Pama Pangia XPA unknown 0 45 km
Fada Ngourma FNG unknown 0 55 km
Porga 162 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 83 km
Djangou 280 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 90 km
Tenkodogo TEG 310 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 94 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Fada 1 1951 55 km
Kompienga Ouale 1984 60 km

Nuclear plants

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