Forest Fire (6799 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 05 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 1006545
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Jun 2022 - 22 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 59 in the burned area
Burned area: 6799 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 35 5091 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 35 5204 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 59 6799 23 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 Kongolo, Mbulula, and Kabalo.

Radius Population
10 km 69000 people
5 km 8800 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area <1000 people

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
Kongolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 31000 people 17 km
Mbulula Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 41 km
Kabalo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 29000 people 62 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
Kongolo KOO 564 Civ. Unpaved No 6200 15 km
Kabalo KBO 561 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 65 km
Luishi 1700 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 82 km



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