Forest Fire (28788 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 13 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 1007928
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 13 Jul 2022 - 30 Jul 2022
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 3146 in the burned area
Burned area: 28788 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 3146 28788 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Kasai-Occidental (population 3,162,753) . The nearest places are Dimbelenge, Lusambo, Demba, Kananga, Bena Dibele, and Kamwandu.

Radius Population
10 km 26000 people
5 km 25000 people
2 km 25000 people
1 km 24000 people
Burned Area 3100 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1558 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kasai-Occidental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.2 million people
Kasai-Oriental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Dimbelenge Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 62 km
Lusambo Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 41000 people 65 km
Demba Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 22000 people 83 km
Kananga Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 460000 people 105 km
Bena Dibele Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 106 km
Kamwandu Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 114 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
Lusambo LBO 429 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 59 km
Kananga KGA 650 Civ. Paved Yes 7200 103 km
Beni-Dibele 530 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 108 km
Tshikaji 697 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 112 km

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