Forest Fire (16645 ha) in Namibia 07 Sep 2023

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 1017204
Countries: Namibia
Start Date - Last detection*: 07 Sep 2023 - 18 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 16645 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 6650 10 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 0 8696 11 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
3 0.5 0 9434 12 Sep 2023 08:07 GWIS
4 0.5 0 14510 13 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
5 0.5 0 14762 14 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
6 0.5 0 15334 15 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
7 0.5 0 15518 16 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
8 0.5 0 15876 17 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
9 0.5 0 16308 18 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
10 0.5 0 16645 19 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

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



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


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
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.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Rundu NDU 1097 Civ. Paved No 7900 103 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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