Forest Fire (7501 ha) in Zambia 09 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 1006436
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7501 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 0 6734 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6859 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6963 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 7261 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 7501 25 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Western (population 682,108) .

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 7500 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Western Zambia 680000 people
Southern Zambia 1.1 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
Ngoma ZGM 1036 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 88 km

Ports

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Itezhi-Tezhi Kafue 1978 96 km

Nuclear plants

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