Forest Fire (6689 ha) in Zambia 15 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 1007850
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 15 Jul 2022 - 03 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6689 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 6689 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6904 05 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Northern (population 974,374) . The nearest places are and Pweto.

Radius Population
10 km 7000 people
5 km 6000 people
2 km 2400 people
1 km 2300 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 2755 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Northern Zambia 970000 people
Luapula Zambia 590000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pweto Luapula Zambia City - 78 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
Pweto PWO unknown 0 81 km
Kawambwa 1414 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 84 km
Mporokoso 1393 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 95 km



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