Forest Fire (5034 ha) in Zambia 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 1008255
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5034 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 5034 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Luapula (population 591,393) .

Radius Population
10 km 2900 people
5 km 1800 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 1928 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Luapula Zambia 590000 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
Mansa MNS 1250 Civ. Paved Yes 5600 52 km
Samfya 1158 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 89 km
East Eight 1219 Civ. Unpaved No 3000 95 km



Nuclear plants

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