Forest Fire (5285 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 07 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 1006681
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 07 Jun 2022 - 22 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 4682 in the burned area
Burned area: 5285 ha
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*(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 4682 5285 23 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 3700 people
5 km 2300 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area 4700 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 5289 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.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Lubudi 1384 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 69 km
Fungurume 1175 Civ. Unpaved No 6100 89 km
Luena 716 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 100 km



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