Forest Fire (10644 ha) in Angola 25 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 1002535
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 0
People affected: 46 in the burned area
Burned area: 10644 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 46 10644 26 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Cuanza Norte (population 422,629) . The nearest places are and Camabatela.

Radius Population
10 km 19000 people
5 km 16000 people
2 km 15000 people
1 km 10000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 3420 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Cuanza Norte Angola 420000 people
Bengo Angola 180000 people
Uige Angola 930000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Camabatela Cuanza Norte Angola City 12000 people 104 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.




Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Mabubas Dande 1954 86 km
Quiminha Bengo 1975 91 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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