Forest Fire (5738 ha) in Botswana 10 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 1017283
Countries: Botswana
Start Date - Last detection*: 10 Sep 2023 - 15 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5738 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 5529 14 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5731 15 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
3 0.5 0 5738 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 Kgalagadi (population 33,699) .

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

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kgalagadi Botswana 34000 people
North West South Africa 3.3 million 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
Tsabong TBY 930 Civ. Unpaved No 3400 57 km
Pomfret 1164 0 95 km



Nuclear plants

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