Forest Fire (14182 ha) in Angola 08 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 1002386
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 08 Sep 2021 - 15 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 4796 in the burned area
Burned area: 14182 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 3801 11544 14 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 3920 11800 15 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 4796 14182 16 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 6300 people
5 km 3400 people
2 km 2600 people
1 km 2400 people
Burned Area 4700 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 2660 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
Uige UGO 829 Civ. Paved No 6500 70 km
Negage GXG 1251 Mil. Paved No 7800 98 km
Mbanza Congo SSY 567 Civ. Unpaved No 5900 104 km



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