Forest Fire (5837 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 30 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 1014758
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 30 May 2023 - 10 Jun 2023
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5837 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 0 5533 10 Jun 2023 08:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5837 13 Jun 2023 08:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Kasai-Oriental (population 3,322,019) . The nearest places are Sentery, Tshofa, Seke, and Sangua.

Radius Population
10 km 6500 people
5 km 2200 people
2 km 1100 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people



Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kasai-Oriental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Sentery Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 28 km
Tshofa Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 15000 people 34 km
Seke Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 40 km
Sangua Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 62 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
Lubao 800 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 28 km
Kisengwa 741 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 79 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

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