Forest Fire (11135 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 1006723
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Jun 2022 - 23 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 11135 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 11135 24 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 and Mwanza.

Radius Population
10 km 14000 people
5 km 11000 people
2 km 3900 people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 11142 ha WDPA

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
Mwanza Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 9600 people 92 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
Kamina Base KMN 1080 Mil. Paved No 8800 97 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

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