Forest Fire (23550 ha) in Tanzania 01 Jul 2021

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 1000891
Countries: Tanzania
Start Date - Last detection*: 01 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 18 in the burned area
Burned area: 23550 ha
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*(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 18 23550 13 Jul 2021 12:34 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Tanzania , Region of Shinyanga (population 2,171,197) .

Radius Population
10 km 14000 people
5 km 10000 people
2 km 7800 people
1 km 6600 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 1525 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shinyanga Tanzania 2.2 million people
Arusha Tanzania 1.7 million people
Mara Tanzania 1.2 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
Seronera SEU 1548 Civ. Unpaved No 5100 43 km



Nuclear plants

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