Forest Fire (56339 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 1006560
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 56339 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 28315 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 0 56339 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 62167 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 65564 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 90713 25 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 Kitotolo, Manono, Kiambi, Mulongo, Mwanza, and Kabalo.

Radius Population
10 km 510000 people
5 km 370000 people
2 km 28000 people
1 km 21000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 3002 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
Kitotolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 24 km
Manono Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 37000 people 26 km
Kiambi Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 78 km
Mulongo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 8300 people 91 km
Mwanza Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 9600 people 112 km
Kabalo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 29000 people 125 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
Manono MNO 633 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 21 km
Sominka 630 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 42 km
Bukena 1179 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 74 km
Kabombo 600 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 81 km
Kabalo KBO 561 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 122 km

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