Forest Fire (14075 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 21 Jul 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 1007746
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 21 Jul 2022 - 03 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 13
People affected: 4679 in the burned area
Burned area: 14075 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 4407 13807 01 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 4407 13867 01 Aug 2022 11:38 GWIS
3 0.5 4407 13961 03 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 4679 14075 04 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Bandundu (population 5,092,178) . The nearest places are Idiofa, and Kikwit.

Radius Population
10 km 88000 people
5 km 41000 people
2 km 26000 people
1 km 25000 people
Burned Area 4700 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 15884 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bandundu The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Idiofa Democratic Republic of the Congo City 19000 people 18 km
Kikwit Democratic Republic of the Congo City 190000 people 105 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
Idiofa IDF 701 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 28 km
Mangai II 430 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 98 km
Basongo BAN 500 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 102 km
Kikwit KKW 479 Civ. Paved No 5100 108 km

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Dams

Nuclear plants

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