Forest Fire (15922 ha) in Angola 09 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 1008193
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 Aug 2022 - 21 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 12
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 15922 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

GDACS Score

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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 0 8677 13 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 12210 14 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 12640 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 12766 16 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 14146 17 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 14618 20 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 0 15363 21 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
8 0.5 0 15922 22 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Lunda Norte (population 326,475) .

Radius Population
10 km 4200 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Lunda Norte Angola 330000 people
Lunda Sul Angola 170000 people

Affected populated places

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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
Carimagua unknown 0 43 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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