Forest Fire (7001 ha) in Zambia 14 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 1007876
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 14 Jul 2022 - 02 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 299 in the burned area
Burned area: 7001 ha
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*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 299 7001 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 299 7361 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Luapula (population 591,393) . The nearest places are and Pweto.

Radius Population
10 km 62000 people
5 km 24000 people
2 km 15000 people
1 km 12000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 2546 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Luapula Zambia 590000 people
Northern Zambia 970000 people
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pweto Luapula Zambia City - 49 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 52 km
Kawambwa 1414 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 99 km
Kilwa KIL unknown 0 100 km



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