Forest Fire (5262 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 19 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 1008090
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 19 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 12 in the burned area
Burned area: 5262 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 12 5262 07 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Shaba (population 5,356,509) . The nearest places are Likasi, Kolwezi, and Kipushi.

Radius Population
10 km 4900 people
5 km 2900 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Likasi Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 420000 people 39 km
Kolwezi Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 900000 people 105 km
Kipushi Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 62000 people 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
Kamatanda 1300 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 52 km
Fungurume 1175 Civ. Unpaved No 6100 77 km
Mwadingusha 1130 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 95 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tshangalele Mwadinguisha Lufira 1930 99 km
Koni Lufira 1950 103 km

Nuclear plants

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