Forest Fire (8772 ha) in Botswana 11 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 1017280
Countries: Botswana
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Sep 2023 - 15 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 8772 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 5565 14 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 0 7228 15 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
3 0.5 0 8772 16 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Botswana , District of Chobe (population 15,485) .

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 8772 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Chobe Botswana 15000 people
Ngamiland Botswana 100000 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
Khwai River KHW 975 Priv. Unpaved No 3800 64 km
Chobe 965 0 73 km
Kings Pool 945 0 75 km
Saile 960 0 79 km
Selinda 966 0 85 km
Bottle Pan 975 0 94 km



Nuclear plants

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