Forest Fire (6276 ha) in Burkina Faso 21 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 1003532
Countries: Burkina Faso
Start Date - Last detection*: 21 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6276 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 6118 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6276 27 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Burkina Faso , Province of Sissili (population 312,570) . The nearest places are and Ouagadougou.

Radius Population
10 km 11000 people
5 km 6700 people
2 km 1900 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 76 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 5016 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sissili Burkina Faso 310000 people
Bazega Burkina Faso 970000 people
Zoundweogo Burkina Faso 200000 people
Nahouri Burkina Faso 130000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Capital 1.1 million people 76 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
Po PUP unknown 0 71 km
Ouagadougou OUA 316 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 75 km
Zabre XZA unknown 0 85 km
Leo XLU unknown 0 87 km
Navrongo 207 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 95 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Bazega 1961 22 km
Gana -99 45 km
Ouedbila 1978 53 km
Koubry 2 1972 55 km
Manga 1961 55 km
Nagbangre 1962 59 km
Napagbtenga 1962 65 km
Savili 1978 69 km
Tiebele 1984 89 km
Loumbila Massili 1947 92 km
Tono Tono 1977 99 km
Pabre 1983 102 km
Sambissogo 1961 105 km
Mogtedo 1962 105 km

Nuclear plants

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