Forest Fire (5087 ha) in Burundi 16 Jun 2022

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 1006361
Countries: Burundi
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Jun 2022 - 20 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5087 ha
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*(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 5087 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Burundi , Region of Cankuzo (population 159,568) . The nearest places are and Butare.

Radius Population
10 km 98000 people
5 km 10000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 5034 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Cankuzo Burundi 160000 people
Muyinga Burundi 430000 people
Karuzi Burundi 340000 people
Ruyigi Burundi 290000 people
Ziwa Magharibi Tanzania 1.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Butare Butare Rwanda City 88000 people 95 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
Kibondo 1311 0 51 km
Gitega Zenngo GID 1750 Civ. Unpaved No 3100 68 km
Ngara 1676 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 69 km
Kirundo KRE 1408 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 71 km
Nemba 1495 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 88 km
Butare BTQ unknown 0 95 km



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