Forest Fire (5258 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 1008261
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 04 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 10
People affected: 606 in the burned area
Burned area: 5258 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 0.5 606 5258 15 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, Demba, Kananga, Mutombo-Lamata, and Kamwandu.

Radius Population
10 km 11000 people
5 km 7600 people
2 km 1400 people
1 km 1100 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 304 m2 GHSL

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 67 km
Demba Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 22000 people 73 km
Kananga Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 460000 people 75 km
Mutombo-Lamata Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 93 km
Kamwandu Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 95 km

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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
Musese 570 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 54 km
Luebo 500 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 74 km
Tshikaji 697 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 77 km
Kananga KGA 650 Civ. Paved Yes 7200 82 km

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Nuclear plants

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