Forest Fire (6819 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 1008260
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 04 Aug 2022 - 17 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 26 in the burned area
Burned area: 6819 ha
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*(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 26 6719 15 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 26 6819 18 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, Tshikapa, and Mutombo-Lamata.

Radius Population
10 km 130000 people
5 km 99000 people
2 km 11000 people
1 km 3200 people
Burned Area <1000 people

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 75 km
Tshikapa Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 260000 people 79 km
Mutombo-Lamata Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 85 km

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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
Musese 570 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 68 km
Tshikapa TSH 486 Civ. Unpaved Yes 5200 77 km
Luebo 500 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 85 km
Diboko 742 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 100 km



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