Forest Fire (5192 ha) in Angola 22 May 2023

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 1014669
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 22 May 2023 - 05 Jun 2023
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 187 in the burned area
Burned area: 5192 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 0.5 187 5192 06 Jun 2023 08:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Malanje (population 997,314) . The nearest places are and Malange.

Radius Population
10 km 22000 people
5 km 19000 people
2 km 15000 people
1 km 5400 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1292 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Malanje Angola 1000000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Malange Malanje Angola City - 60 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
Malanje MEG 1179 Civ. Paved No 7200 63 km



Nuclear plants

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