Forest Fire (11277 ha) in Zambia 23 Jul 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 1007722
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 23 Jul 2022 - 07 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 5 in the burned area
Burned area: 11277 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 5 7383 01 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 5 7582 01 Aug 2022 11:38 GWIS
3 0.5 5 8071 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 5 8530 05 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 5 10876 06 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 5 11277 08 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Luapula (population 591,393) . The nearest places are and Pweto.

Radius Population
10 km 54000 people
5 km 46000 people
2 km 39000 people
1 km 8700 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 266 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 2622 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Luapula Zambia 590000 people
Northern Zambia 970000 people
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pweto Luapula Zambia City - 41 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
Pweto PWO unknown 0 44 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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