Forest Fire (7318 ha) in Angola 22 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 1008008
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 Jul 2022 - 08 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 39 in the burned area
Burned area: 7318 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 39 5876 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 39 6098 06 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 39 7318 09 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Malanje (population 997,314) .

Radius Population
10 km 2900 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 6610 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Malanje Angola 1000000 people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.




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More information

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