Forest Fire (7468 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 1006798
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 07 Jun 2022 - 26 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7468 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 7468 27 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Shaba (population 5,356,509) . The nearest places are Kabalo, and Kitotolo.

Radius Population
10 km 38000 people
5 km 35000 people
2 km 14000 people
1 km 12000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 2128 m2 GHSL

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
Kabalo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 29000 people 46 km
Kitotolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 107 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
Kabalo KBO 561 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 43 km
Manono MNO 633 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 105 km



Nuclear plants

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