Forest Fire (6098 ha) in Angola 08 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 1008196
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 08 Aug 2022 - 12 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6098 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 6098 13 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Cuanza Sul (population 727,861) .

Radius Population
10 km 2300 people
5 km 1300 people
2 km 1200 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 38 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Cuanza Sul Angola 730000 people
Bie Angola 1.3 million 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
Wako Kungo CEO 1318 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 98 km



Nuclear plants

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