Forest Fire (7655 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 31 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 1008123
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 31 Jul 2022 - 13 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7655 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 5114 09 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6197 10 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 7269 11 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 7551 12 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 7655 14 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 Kitotolo, Manono, Mulongo, and Mwanza.

Radius Population
10 km 23000 people
5 km 14000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no 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
Kitotolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 66 km
Manono Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 37000 people 72 km
Mulongo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 8300 people 85 km
Mwanza Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 9600 people 92 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Sominka 630 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 50 km
Manono MNO 633 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 66 km
Bukena 1179 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 83 km

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