Forest Fire (10897 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 14 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 1007907
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 14 Jul 2022 - 26 Jul 2022
Duration (days): 12
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 10897 ha
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*(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 10897 02 Aug 2022 03:00 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 Katako-Kombe, Lubefu, and Lusamba.

Radius Population
10 km 12000 people
5 km 10000 people
2 km 5500 people
1 km 1200 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1558 m2 GHSL

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
Katako-Kombe Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 16000 people 63 km
Lubefu Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 16000 people 82 km
Lusamba Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 100 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
Dikungu 560 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 7 km
Tshumbe 350 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 16 km
Oduku 564 Civ. Unpaved No 8200 32 km
Katako'Kombe 603 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 57 km



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