Forest Fire (8033 ha) in Tanzania 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 1006576
Countries: Tanzania
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 1 in the burned area
Burned area: 8033 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 1 5471 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 1 6648 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 1 8033 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 1 10594 25 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Tanzania , Region of Rukwa (population 851,274) .

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

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 8033 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Rukwa Tanzania 850000 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
Mpanda 1073 Civ. Unpaved No 4700 67 km



Nuclear plants

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