Forest Fire (10944 ha) in Zambia 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 1002226
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 29 Aug 2021 - 04 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 10944 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 0 9785 05 Sep 2021 03:01 GWIS
2 0.5 0 10944 06 Sep 2021 03:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Luapula (population 591,393) .

Radius Population
10 km 24000 people
5 km 20000 people
2 km 10000 people
1 km 7300 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 646 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 101 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Luapula Zambia 590000 people
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.3 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
Mansa MNS 1250 Civ. Paved Yes 5600 45 km
Kasenga KEC 959 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 46 km
Katwe 1700 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 99 km



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