Forest Fire (9228 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 06 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 1006495
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 9228 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 8039 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 0 8134 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 8813 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 9228 26 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km <1000 people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 9235 ha WDPA

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.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Lusinga 1780 Civ. Unpaved No 4400 65 km
Mitwaba 1597 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 101 km
Lubudi 1384 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 108 km



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