Forest Fire (80748 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 1006508
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: 80748 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 28997 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 0 33324 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 42182 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 62148 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 80519 25 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 80748 26 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Shaba (population 5,356,509) . The nearest places are Kabalo, Kitotolo, Manono, Nyunzu, Kiambi, and Mbulula.

Radius Population
10 km 120000 people
5 km 110000 people
2 km 15000 people
1 km 10000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 608 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kabalo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 29000 people 69 km
Kitotolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 80 km
Manono Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 37000 people 81 km
Nyunzu Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 14000 people 117 km
Kiambi Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 120 km
Mbulula Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 133 km

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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
Kabalo KBO 561 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 66 km
Manono MNO 633 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 77 km
Sominka 630 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 89 km
Luishi 1700 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 117 km
Nyunzu 700 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 118 km
Kabombo 600 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 124 km
Bukena 1179 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 125 km

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Dams

Nuclear plants

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