Forest Fire (23231 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 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 1002204
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 29 Aug 2021 - 30 Aug 2021
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 9343 in the burned area
Burned area: 23231 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 9343 23231 04 Sep 2021 03:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Bandundu (population 5,092,178) .

Radius Population
10 km 99000 people
5 km 57000 people
2 km 40000 people
1 km 33000 people
Burned Area 9300 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 6004 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bandundu The Democratic Republic of Congo 5 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
Masi-Manimba MSM 595 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 23 km
Lunkuni 483 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 73 km



Nuclear plants

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