Forest Fire (7466 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 26 Jul 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 1008284
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 26 Jul 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 82 in the burned area
Burned area: 7466 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 82 7466 16 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Bandundu (population 5,092,178) . The nearest places are and Kikwit.

Radius Population
10 km 51000 people
5 km 34000 people
2 km 18000 people
1 km 10000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 608 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kikwit Democratic Republic of the Congo City 190000 people 81 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
Kikwit KKW 479 Civ. Paved No 5100 80 km
Lusanga LUS 416 Civ. Unpaved No 3000 95 km
Masi-Manimba MSM 595 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 105 km



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