Forest Fire (7565 ha) in Botswana, Namibia 04 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 1008259
Countries: Botswana, Namibia
Start Date - Last detection*: 04 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7565 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 7565 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

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

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 7270 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Ngamiland Botswana 100000 people
Kavango Namibia 150000 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
Omega OMG 914 0 42 km
Sepupu 975 0 77 km
Seronga 914 0 79 km
Shakawe SWX 1030 Civ. Paved Yes 4500 82 km
Omdop 975 0 98 km
Vumbura 975 0 100 km



Nuclear plants

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