Forest Fire (6801 ha) in Angola 01 Aug 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 1008001
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 01 Aug 2022 - 09 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6801 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 6091 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6487 04 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6634 07 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 6801 10 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Uige (population 935,821) .

Radius Population
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Uige Angola 940000 people
Bandundu The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.1 million people
Bas-Zaire The Democratic Republic of Congo 2.7 million people

Affected populated places

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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
Popokabaka 480 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 47 km



Nuclear plants

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