Forest Fire (7126 ha) in Benin 20 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 1003533
Countries: Benin
Start Date - Last detection*: 20 Nov 2021 - 06 Dec 2021
Duration (days): 16
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7126 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 5242 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5517 27 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6327 02 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 7126 03 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 7413 04 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 7588 07 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Benin , Province of Atakora (population 745,117) . The nearest places are and Diapaga.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 7126 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Atakora Benin 750000 people
Borgou Benin 760000 people
Tapoa Burkina Faso 200000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Diapaga Burkina Faso City 26000 people 98 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
Arly 232 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 64 km
Diapaga DIP unknown 0 95 km
Porga 162 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 103 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tapoa 1950 104 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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