Forest Fire (29909 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 1003509
Countries: Mozambique
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Oct 2021 - 09 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 1002 in the burned area
Burned area: 29909 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 1002 29909 22 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 69000 people
5 km 69000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area 1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 5 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Zambezia Mozambique 3.4 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
Pebane PEB unknown 0 39 km
Bajone BJN unknown 0 53 km
Moma MMW unknown 0 91 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Rio Moebase Mozambique 33 km
Pebane MZPEB Mozambique 43 km
Moma MZMMW Mozambique 92 km


Nuclear plants

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