Forest Fire (8685 ha) in Burkina Faso 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 1003535
Countries: Burkina Faso
Start Date - Last detection*: 20 Nov 2021 - 30 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 8685 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 7430 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 7612 27 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 7808 28 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 8685 01 Dec 2021 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Burkina Faso , Province of Gourma (population 375,508) . The nearest places are and Natitingou.

Radius Population
10 km 20000 people
5 km 1200 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 8018 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Gourma Burkina Faso 380000 people
Atakora Benin 750000 people
Tone Togo -

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Natitingou Benin City 79000 people 109 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
Porga 162 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 18 km
Pama Pangia XPA unknown 0 28 km
Arly 232 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 73 km
Djangou 280 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 88 km
Sansanne-Mango 142 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 105 km
Natitingou NAE 430 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 107 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kompienga Ouale 1984 29 km
White Volta White Volta -99 72 km

Nuclear plants

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