Forest Fire (16024 ha) in Angola 29 Aug 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 1002162
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 29 Aug 2021 - 31 Aug 2021
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 11208 in the burned area
Burned area: 16024 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 11208 16024 03 Sep 2021 03:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Uige (population 935,821) .

Radius Population
10 km 92000 people
5 km 73000 people
2 km 55000 people
1 km 32000 people
Burned Area 11000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 43472 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Uige Angola 930000 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
Popokabaka 480 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 99 km



Nuclear plants

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