Forest Fire (7569 ha) in Botswana 14 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 1008248
Countries: Botswana
Start Date - Last detection*: 14 Aug 2022 - 15 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7569 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 7009 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 7569 16 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Botswana , District of Ghanzi (population 26,956) .

Radius Population
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 5302 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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