Forest Fire (5339 ha) in Congo 29 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 1008004
Countries: Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 29 Jul 2022 - 04 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5339 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 5339 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5641 04 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6218 05 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Congo , Region of Cuvette (population 176,537) .

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

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Cuvette Congo 180000 people
Plateaux Congo 150000 people
Haut-Ogooue Gabon 160000 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
Leconi LEO unknown 0 36 km
Lekana LKC unknown 0 44 km
Lague LCO 840 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 57 km
Djambala DJM 791 Civ. Unpaved No 5700 72 km
Okoyo OKG unknown 0 81 km



Nuclear plants

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