Forest Fire (13721 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 1006578
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: 13721 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 7431 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 0 11837 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 12198 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 12878 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 13721 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) .

Radius Population
10 km 60000 people
5 km 32000 people
2 km 24000 people
1 km 1400 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 13735 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

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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
Lusinga 1780 Civ. Unpaved No 4400 49 km
Mitwaba 1597 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 81 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

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