Forest Fire (14229 ha) in Angola 23 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 1002541
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 23 Sep 2021 - 25 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 4693 in the burned area
Burned area: 14229 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 4693 14229 26 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Bengo (population 185,599) .

Radius Population
10 km 17000 people
5 km 12000 people
2 km 10000 people
1 km 9400 people
Burned Area 4600 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 3800 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bengo Angola 180000 people
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 98 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Mabubas Dande 1954 82 km

Nuclear plants

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