Forest Fire (5404 ha) in Zambia 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 1008109
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 19 Jul 2022 - 07 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5404 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 5404 08 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Northern (population 974,374) .

Radius Population
10 km 28000 people
5 km 20000 people
2 km 7300 people
1 km 4200 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 1796 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Northern Zambia 970000 people
Luapula Zambia 590000 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
Luwingu 1417 0 56 km
Samfya 1158 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 80 km
Mansa MNS 1250 Civ. Paved Yes 5600 94 km
East Two 1189 Civ. Unpaved No 3500 96 km



Nuclear plants

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