Forest Fire (8589 ha) in Angola 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 1006688
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Jun 2022 - 23 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 8589 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 0 8255 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 8589 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Moxico (population 353,309) . The nearest places are and Dilolo.

Radius Population
10 km 6300 people
5 km 6200 people
2 km 6200 people
1 km 1100 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 2912 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Moxico Angola 350000 people
Lunda Sul Angola 170000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Dilolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 17000 people 95 km

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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
Dilolo 1030 Civ. Unpaved No 5900 93 km



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