Forest Fire (11343 ha) in Botswana 05 May 2022

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 1006048
Countries: Botswana
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 May 2022 - 11 May 2022
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 11343 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

GDACS Score

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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 0 6920 10 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 9694 11 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 11343 12 May 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Botswana , District of Ngamiland (population 102,957) .

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 11343 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Ngamiland Botswana 100000 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
Xudum 945 0 15 km
Xigera 945 0 20 km
Kiri 945 0 28 km
Delta Camp 945 0 33 km
Mombo 975 0 38 km
Mombo 975 0 46 km
Omdop 975 0 60 km
Shindi 997 0 67 km
Gumare 960 Civ. Unpaved No 3500 70 km
Vumbura 975 0 71 km
Kwara 975 0 74 km
Maun MUB 945 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 83 km
Seronga 914 0 88 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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