Forest Fire (14057 ha) in Burkina Faso 12 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 1003538
Countries: Burkina Faso
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Nov 2021 - 01 Dec 2021
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 14057 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 8292 26 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 12822 27 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 14057 28 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 14893 29 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 15140 30 Nov 2021 04:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 22763 02 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 Diapaga.

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 14057 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Gourma Burkina Faso 380000 people
Tapoa Burkina Faso 200000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Diapaga Burkina Faso City 26000 people 102 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
Pama Pangia XPA unknown 0 50 km
Arly 232 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 53 km
Porga 162 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 62 km
Fada Ngourma FNG unknown 0 88 km
Diapaga DIP unknown 0 99 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Kompienga Ouale 1984 65 km
Fada 1 1951 87 km
Tapoa 1950 102 km
Boudieri 1963 109 km

Nuclear plants

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