Forest Fire (35096 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 1006596
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: 35096 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 5122 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 0 27837 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 29650 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 30091 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 35096 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 Manono, Kitotolo, and Kiambi.

Radius Population
10 km 9700 people
5 km 4500 people
2 km 4000 people
1 km 1900 people
Burned Area no 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
Manono Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 37000 people 46 km
Kitotolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 50 km
Kiambi Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 54 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 48 km
Kabombo 600 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 58 km
Sominka 630 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 78 km
Bukena 1179 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 103 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

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