Time Series Analysis of Wild Fires in Wajir District, Kenya (10 January - 22 February 2012)


This map presents a time series analysis of fire burn scars and active wild fire locations within the Wajir district of Kenya, based on satellite data collected from 10 January to 23 February 2012. A total of 1,658km2 of scrub land in the area have been burned by wild fires since 10 January 2012. The town of Wajir does not appear to have been directly threatened, however the main road (B9) leading from the town south to Dadaab was likely closed along a 10km section by fires between 16 January and 11 February. There is a clear south-easterly directional trend of the wild fires towards the Somali border. Within the last 24hrs (22-23 February) there is a zone of active fires located approximately 48km south of Wajir. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR / UNOSAT.