Forest Fire (23895 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 1003510
Countries: Mozambique
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Oct 2021 - 09 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 3051 in the burned area
Burned area: 23895 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 3051 23895 22 Nov 2021 04:01 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Mozambique , Province of Sofala (population 1,454,224) . The nearest places are and Beira.

Radius Population
10 km 44000 people
5 km 11000 people
2 km 11000 people
1 km 10000 people
Burned Area 3100 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 304 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sofala Mozambique 1.5 million people
Manica Mozambique 880000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Beira Sofala Mozambique Major city 520000 people 63 km

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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
Beira BEW 10 Civ. Paved Yes 7800 70 km
Chimoio VPY 686 Civ. Paved No 7800 106 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Beira MZBEW Mozambique 62 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Bue Maria Pungoe -99 92 km

Nuclear plants

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