Forest Fire (14492 ha) in Mozambique 27 Oct 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 1009899
Countries: Mozambique
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 Oct 2022 - 14 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 18
People affected: 2660 in the burned area
Burned area: 14492 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 2660 14352 15 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 2660 14492 16 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Mozambique , Province of Nampula (population 3,281,264) . The nearest places are and Nampula.

Radius Population
10 km 97000 people
5 km 50000 people
2 km 1400 people
1 km no people
Burned Area 2700 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Nampula Mozambique 3.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Nampula Nampula Mozambique City 380000 people 88 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
Angoche ANO 36 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 50 km
Nampula APL 444 Civ. Paved Yes 6500 87 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Quinga Mozambique 54 km
Angoche MZANO Mozambique 58 km


Nuclear plants

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