Forest Fire (8649 ha) in Namibia 08 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 1017304
Countries: Namibia
Start Date - Last detection*: 08 Sep 2023 - 19 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 8649 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 5400 15 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5772 16 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6309 17 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
4 0.5 0 8160 18 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
5 0.5 0 8649 19 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

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

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
Kavango Namibia 150000 people
Boesmanland Namibia 4300 people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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