Forest Fire (20961 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 29 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 1008124
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 29 Jul 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 16
People affected: 5886 in the burned area
Burned area: 20961 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 3474 9138 09 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 3474 10468 10 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 3474 10656 11 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 4563 17226 12 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 5547 17461 13 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 5886 20961 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Kasai-Occidental (population 3,162,753) . The nearest places are Kazumba, Kananga, Kamwandu, Demba, Tshikapa, and Mutombo-Lamata.

Radius Population
10 km 37000 people
5 km 15000 people
2 km 7900 people
1 km 6000 people
Burned Area 5900 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 2014 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kazumba Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 13000 people 45 km
Kananga Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 460000 people 86 km
Kamwandu Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 99 km
Demba Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 22000 people 100 km
Tshikapa Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 260000 people 103 km
Mutombo-Lamata Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 111 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
Musese 570 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 83 km
Tshikaji 697 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 85 km
Tshibala 697 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 88 km
Kananga KGA 650 Civ. Paved Yes 7200 93 km
Diboko 742 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 101 km
Tshikapa TSH 486 Civ. Unpaved Yes 5200 101 km
Luebo 500 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 102 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

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