Forest Fire (66269 ha) in Namibia 17 Jun 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 1006355
Countries: Namibia
Start Date - Last detection*: 17 Jun 2022 - 26 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 9
People affected: 11 in the burned area
Burned area: 66269 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 6 35066 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 11 52805 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 11 58357 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 11 62225 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 11 64761 25 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 11 65670 26 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 11 66269 27 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Namibia , Region of Kavango (population 149,833) .

Radius Population
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 76 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 63905 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kavango Namibia 150000 people
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
Dirico DRC unknown 0 78 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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