Forest Fire (15456 ha) in Angola 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 1006574
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 5292 in the burned area
Burned area: 15456 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 5292 15456 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 5292 15862 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 5292 15957 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 5292 16189 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 5292 16488 25 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Huambo (population 1,703,932) . The nearest places are Huambo, Chinguar, Kuito, Caála, and Andulo.

Radius Population
10 km 12000 people
5 km 4800 people
2 km 4200 people
1 km 2600 people
Burned Area 5300 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 266 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Huambo Angola 1.7 million people
Bie Angola 1.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Chinguar Bié Angola City - 23 km
Kuito Bié Angola City 110000 people 72 km
Huambo Huambo Angola Major city 230000 people 74 km
Caála Huambo Angola City 22000 people 95 km
Andulo Bié Angola City - 107 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
Kuito SVP 1712 Civ. Paved No 8200 74 km
Huambo NOV 1703 Civ. Paved Yes 8700 75 km
Andulo ANL unknown 0 108 km

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