Forest Fire (50537 ha) in Botswana 13 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 1008251
Countries: Botswana
Start Date - Last detection*: 13 Aug 2022 - 25 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 12
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 50537 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 17599 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 21420 16 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 22740 17 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 38129 18 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 42560 19 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 42998 20 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 0 43186 21 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
8 0.5 0 44725 22 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
9 0.5 0 45697 23 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
10 0.5 0 48862 24 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
11 0.5 0 50353 25 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
12 0.5 0 50537 26 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

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

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 50426 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Ghanzi Botswana 27000 people
Kweneng Botswana 200000 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
Kang 1073 Civ. Paved No 3900 99 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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