Forest Fire (18144 ha) in Burkina Faso 10 Nov 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 1003128
Countries: Burkina Faso
Start Date - Last detection*: 10 Nov 2021 - 17 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 249 in the burned area
Burned area: 18144 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 0.5 247 9388 12 Nov 2021 17:38 GWIS
2 0.5 249 10557 13 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
3 0.5 249 11806 14 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
4 0.5 249 12323 15 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
5 0.5 249 15164 16 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
6 0.5 249 17722 17 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS
7 0.5 249 18144 18 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Burkina Faso , Province of Sanmatenga (population 469,296) . The nearest places are and Kaya.

Radius Population
10 km 23000 people
5 km 21000 people
2 km 6700 people
1 km 5700 people
Burned Area <1000 people


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sanmatenga Burkina Faso 460000 people
Soum Burkina Faso 230000 people
Namentenga Burkina Faso 250000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kaya Burkina Faso City 38000 people 74 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Aribinda XAR unknown 0 55 km
Kaya XKY unknown 0 75 km
Djibo XDJ unknown 0 83 km
Dori DOR 280 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 105 km
Gorom-Gorom XGG 285 Civ. Unpaved No 5000 109 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Dablo 1977 25 km
Boukouma 1980 54 km
Tamassogo 1978 56 km
Lac Dem 1950 67 km
Tougouri 1950 67 km
Gha 1966 69 km
Pensa 1950 71 km
Kaya Dimassa 1964 73 km
Koumbango 1979 75 km
Lac Sian 1950 77 km
Lac Bam -99 77 km
Djibo 1970 82 km
Dakiri Gouaya 1960 89 km
Pibaore 1964 94 km
Manni 1952 96 km
Korsimoro 1984 102 km
Zegnedegen 1952 103 km
Yakouta 1985 107 km

Nuclear plants

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