Forest Fire (6632 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 18 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 1008013
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 Jul 2022 - 02 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 15
People affected: 669 in the burned area
Burned area: 6632 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 0.5 669 6632 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Bandundu (population 5,092,178) . The nearest places are Idiofa, and Mutombo-Lamata.

Radius Population
10 km 96000 people
5 km 44000 people
2 km 20000 people
1 km 13000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 76 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 4802 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bandundu The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.1 million people
Kasai-Occidental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Idiofa Democratic Republic of the Congo City 19000 people 87 km
Mutombo-Lamata Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 105 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
Idiofa IDF 701 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 89 km



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