Forest Fire (11296 ha) in Zambia 16 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 1007843
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Jul 2022 - 04 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 373 in the burned area
Burned area: 11296 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 0.5 361 11296 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 361 12060 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 338 14507 04 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 373 15914 05 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 18000 people
5 km 9100 people
2 km 4900 people
1 km 4100 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1672 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 5761 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Copperbelt Zambia 1.8 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Chingola Copperbelt Zambia City 150000 people 60 km
Kitwe Copperbelt Zambia City 400000 people 80 km
Mufulira Copperbelt Zambia City 120000 people 94 km
Luanshya Copperbelt Zambia City 110000 people 100 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
Kasompe ZKP 1413 Priv. Paved No 4600 60 km
Chingola CGJ unknown 0 61 km
Southdowns KIW 1263 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 72 km
West Six 1219 Priv. Unpaved No 3500 82 km
Lesa 1219 0 94 km
Mufulira 1326 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 98 km
Luanshya 1250 Priv. Unpaved No 4100 104 km
West Three 1113 Civ. Unpaved No 3000 108 km

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