Forest Fire (15920 ha) in Angola 24 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 1014692
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 24 May 2023 - 06 Jun 2023
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 725 in the burned area
Burned area: 15920 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 0.5 725 15920 07 Jun 2023 08:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Bie (population 1,257,824) . The nearest places are Andulo, Camacupa, and Kuito.

Radius Population
10 km 31000 people
5 km 27000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bie Angola 1.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Andulo Bié Angola City - 22 km
Camacupa Bié Angola City 19000 people 82 km
Kuito Bié Angola City 110000 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
Andulo ANL unknown 0 20 km
Kuito SVP 1712 Civ. Paved No 8200 90 km



Nuclear plants

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