Forest Fire (11366 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 17 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 1007822
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 17 Jul 2022 - 05 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 2532 in the burned area
Burned area: 11366 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 1923 7697 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 1976 8310 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 2484 10578 04 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 2516 11023 05 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 2532 11366 06 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

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 170000 people
5 km 140000 people
2 km 56000 people
1 km 47000 people
Burned Area 2500 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 10868 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 69 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
Lusanga LUS 416 Civ. Unpaved No 3000 44 km
Kikwit KKW 479 Civ. Paved No 5100 67 km
Masi-Manimba MSM 595 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 94 km
Mangai II 430 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 105 km

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