Forest Fire (13409 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 04 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 1008232
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 04 Aug 2022 - 21 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 13409 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 6076 14 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 7117 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 7815 17 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 9613 19 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 12741 20 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 13360 21 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 0 13409 22 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Bandundu (population 5,092,178) .

Radius Population
10 km 160000 people
5 km 110000 people
2 km 71000 people
1 km 23000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 152 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bandundu The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.1 million people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

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

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Dams

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