Forest Fire (6580 ha) in Angola 06 Aug 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 1008113
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Aug 2022 - 13 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6580 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 6109 09 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6320 10 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6436 13 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 6580 14 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Cuanza Sul (population 727,861) . The nearest places are and Malange.

Radius Population
10 km 1400 people
5 km 1400 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Cuanza Sul Angola 730000 people
Malanje Angola 1000000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Malange Malanje Angola City - 81 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
Malanje MEG 1179 Civ. Paved No 7200 81 km
Capanda KNP unknown 0 82 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Capanda Cuanza 2004 79 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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