Forest Fire (6230 ha) in Zambia 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 1007811
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 20 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 456 in the burned area
Burned area: 6230 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 0.5 374 5091 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 426 5553 04 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 429 5922 05 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 456 6230 07 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Copperbelt (population 1,773,535) . The nearest places are Luanshya, and Kitwe.

Radius Population
10 km 12000 people
5 km 4700 people
2 km 3000 people
1 km 2800 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 798 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Copperbelt Zambia 1.8 million people
Central Zambia 810000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Luanshya Copperbelt Zambia City 110000 people 76 km
Kitwe Copperbelt Zambia City 400000 people 94 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
Lesa 1219 0 23 km
Luanshya 1250 Priv. Unpaved No 4100 78 km
Southdowns KIW 1263 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 81 km

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Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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