Forest Fire (7804 ha) in Namibia 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 1017365
Countries: Namibia
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Sep 2023 - 19 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 8 in the burned area
Burned area: 7804 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 7 7412 19 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS
2 0.5 8 7804 20 Sep 2023 08:07 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Namibia , Region of Hereroland Oos (population 27,943) .

Radius Population
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Hereroland Oos Namibia 28000 people
Hereroland Wes Namibia 21000 people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

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