Forest Fire (7007 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 22 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 1007737
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Jul 2022 - 09 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 1405 in the burned area
Burned area: 7007 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 0.5 825 5970 01 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 825 6032 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 825 6186 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 1405 6620 05 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 1405 6647 06 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 1354 6833 09 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 1405 7007 10 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Kasai-Occidental (population 3,162,753) . The nearest places are Tshikapa, and Mutombo-Lamata.

Radius Population
10 km 60000 people
5 km 43000 people
2 km 17000 people
1 km 12000 people
Burned Area 1400 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1520 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kasai-Occidental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tshikapa Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 260000 people 43 km
Mutombo-Lamata Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 66 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
Tshikapa TSH 486 Civ. Unpaved Yes 5200 46 km
Musese 570 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 95 km
Luebo 500 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 98 km

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Nuclear plants

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