Forest Fire (5392 ha) in Angola 03 Sep 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 1017340
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 03 Sep 2023 - 16 Sep 2023
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5392 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 5392 17 Sep 2023 08:08 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Cuando Cubango (population 145,349) .



Radius Population
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Cuando Cubango Angola 150000 people

Affected populated places

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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
Menongue East SPP 1407 Civ. Paved No 11400 69 km
Cuito-Cuanavale CTI unknown 0 97 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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