Forest Fire (31279 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 1006659
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 23 in the burned area
Burned area: 31279 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 23 25762 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 23 28883 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 23 30707 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 23 31279 25 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Shaba (population 5,356,509) .

Radius Population
10 km 21000 people
5 km 19000 people
2 km 11000 people
1 km 10000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

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.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Mutshatsha 1160 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 66 km
Kisenge 1040 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 78 km



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