Forest Fire (18185 ha) in Angola 02 Sep 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 1002220
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 02 Sep 2021 - 04 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 3813 in the burned area
Burned area: 18185 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 3813 18185 05 Sep 2021 03:01 GWIS

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 42000 people
5 km 35000 people
2 km 27000 people
1 km 12000 people
Burned Area 3800 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1900 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Uige Angola 940000 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
Negage GXG 1251 Mil. Paved No 7800 98 km



Nuclear plants

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