Forest Fire (6827 ha) in Zambia 18 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 1007774
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 Jul 2022 - 02 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6827 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 6346 01 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6722 01 Aug 2022 11:38 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6827 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of North-Western (population 430,203) .

Radius Population
10 km 7400 people
5 km 4400 people
2 km 3000 people
1 km 2200 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 684 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
North-Western Zambia 430000 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
Solwezi SLI 1386 Civ. Paved Yes 4400 21 km



Nuclear plants

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