Forest Fire (6082 ha) in Botswana 09 Aug 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 1008194
Countries: Botswana
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 Aug 2022 - 13 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6082 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 5871 13 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6082 14 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Botswana , District of Central (population 450,478) .

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

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Central Botswana 450000 people
Ghanzi Botswana 27000 people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Rakops 914 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 37 km
Orapa ORP 945 Priv. Paved Yes 5400 88 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Mopipi Boteti n/a 40 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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