Forest Fire (10973 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 1007935
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 13 Jul 2022 - 01 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 631 in the burned area
Burned area: 10973 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 0.5 631 10973 02 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 22000 people
5 km 15000 people
2 km 6800 people
1 km 3500 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 532 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
Kikwit Democratic Republic of the Congo City 190000 people 43 km
Idiofa Democratic Republic of the Congo City 19000 people 75 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
Kikwit KKW 479 Civ. Paved No 5100 46 km
Idiofa IDF 701 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 65 km
Lusanga LUS 416 Civ. Unpaved No 3000 67 km



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