Forest Fire (10315 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 25 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 1007806
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 25 Jul 2022 - 05 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 503 in the burned area
Burned area: 10315 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 0.5 212 5399 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 376 7556 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 376 7866 05 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 503 10315 06 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Bandundu (population 5,092,178) . The nearest places are and Kikwit.

Radius Population
10 km 40000 people
5 km 25000 people
2 km 18000 people
1 km 14000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 2508 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bandundu The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kikwit Democratic Republic of the Congo City 190000 people 98 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
Masi-Manimba MSM 595 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 45 km
Kikwit KKW 479 Civ. Paved No 5100 95 km
Lusanga LUS 416 Civ. Unpaved No 3000 95 km



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