Forest Fire (15501 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 29 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 1008021
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 29 Jul 2022 - 12 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 1489 in the burned area
Burned area: 15501 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 0.5 990 6157 04 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 1295 8228 05 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 1402 9812 06 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 1506 11770 09 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 1525 13046 10 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 1466 13959 11 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 1466 14120 12 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
8 0.5 1489 15501 13 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Bandundu (population 5,092,178) .

Radius Population
10 km 27000 people
5 km 13000 people
2 km 6300 people
1 km 4400 people
Burned Area 1500 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 608 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bandundu The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.1 million 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
Lusanga LUS 416 Civ. Unpaved No 3000 88 km
Mangai II 430 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 99 km
Bonkita 285 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 106 km
Boshwe 360 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 109 km

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Nuclear plants

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