Forest Fire (5807 ha) in Burkina Faso 13 Mar 2023

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1012770
Countries: Burkina Faso
Start Date - Last detection*: 13 Mar 2023 - 16 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 3
People affected: 584 in the burned area
Burned area: 5807 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Combatting Forest Fires in the Drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa: Quasi-E ... 2023-03-17T19:53+0100.

By Tung Nguyen Huy, Guigonan Serge Adjognon, and Daan van Soest. Abstract. Forest fires are among the main drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper uses remote sensing data on forest

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