Forest Fire (224159 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 1003515
Countries: Mozambique
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Oct 2021 - 09 Nov 2021
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 8353 in the burned area
Burned area: 224159 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 8353 224159 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 Sofala (population 1,454,224) . The nearest places are and Beira.

Radius Population
10 km 33000 people
5 km 24000 people
2 km 15000 people
1 km 11000 people
Burned Area 8400 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 4370 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 9646 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Sofala Mozambique 1.5 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Beira Sofala Mozambique Major city 520000 people 77 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 71 km
Inhaminga IMG unknown 0 86 km
Luabo LBM unknown 0 136 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Beira MZBEW Mozambique 76 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Bue Maria Pungoe n/a 64 km

Nuclear plants

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