Forest Fire (7595 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 12 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 1006400
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Jun 2022 - 26 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 1360 in the burned area
Burned area: 7595 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 0.5 629 5457 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 629 5635 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 663 5989 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 1147 6463 25 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 1172 7087 26 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 1360 7595 27 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Shaba (population 5,356,509) .

Radius Population
10 km 27000 people
5 km 12000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area 1400 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 380 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Sandoa 976 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 71 km
Kapanga KAP 922 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 87 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

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