Forest Fire (8861 ha) in Angola 20 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 1007760
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 20 Jul 2022 - 02 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 8861 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 5031 01 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5853 01 Aug 2022 11:38 GWIS
3 0.5 0 8684 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 8861 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Lunda Norte (population 326,475) .

Radius Population
10 km 1800 people
5 km 1200 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Lunda Norte Angola 330000 people

Affected populated places

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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
Luzamba LZM 885 0 92 km



Nuclear plants

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