Forest Fire (6003 ha) in South Africa 19 Sep 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 1017373
Countries: South Africa
Start Date - Last detection*: 19 Sep 2023 - 20 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 2 in the burned area
Burned area: 6003 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 5 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Africa Grapples with Devastating Climate Change Impacts2023-09-22T17:10+0200.

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Invasive Species, a Fast-Riding Horsemen Galloping the Biodiversity Ap ... 2023-09-05T06:34+0200.

Nyadome, from Mhondiwa Village in Ward 9 Murehwa District of Zimbabwe, has lost her income to an invasive Oriental fruit fly all the way from Asia. The fruit fly is classified as an invasive alien species, flagged by scientists as one of th
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Invasive Species, a Fast-Riding Horsemen Galloping the Biodiversity Ap ... 2023-09-05T01:58+0200.

Nyadome, from Mhondiwa Village in Ward 9 Murehwa District of Zimbabwe, has lost her income to an invasive Oriental fruit fly all the way from Asia. The fruit fly is classified as an invasive alien species, flagged by scientists as one of th
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Afforestation carbon sequestration projects found to be less effective ... 2023-08-29T11:20+0200.

Global warming's ever-increasing toll on the planet has been a focus of mitigation strategies in recent years, with carbon sequestration projects playing a more prominent role in drawing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to store in soli
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (27), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),