Forest Fire (5001 ha) in Angola 16 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 1006670
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Jun 2022 - 26 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5001 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 5001 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5455 26 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 5661 27 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Lunda Sul (population 173,300) .

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

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Lunda Sul Angola 170000 people
Lunda Norte Angola 330000 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
Saurimo North 1060 0 68 km
Saurimo VHC 1092 Civ. Paved No 11100 80 km



Nuclear plants

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