Forest Fire (55990 ha) in Mozambique 25 Oct 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 1003504
Countries: Mozambique
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Oct 2021 - 09 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 55990 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 55990 21 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Mozambique , Province of Zambezia (population 3,413,533) .

Radius Population
10 km 43000 people
5 km 23000 people
2 km 5700 people
1 km 4800 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 23 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Zambezia Mozambique 3.4 million people
Nampula Mozambique 3.3 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
Moma MMW unknown 0 46 km
Pebane PEB unknown 0 80 km
Bajone BJN unknown 0 98 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Rio Moebase Mozambique 29 km
Moma MZMMW Mozambique 47 km
Pebane MZPEB Mozambique 85 km


Nuclear plants

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