Forest Fire (19214 ha) in Zambia 24 Aug 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 1008639
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 24 Aug 2022 - 31 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 4868 in the burned area
Burned area: 19214 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 0 5954 27 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 8595 28 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 4868 13680 29 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 4868 15084 30 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 4868 17839 31 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 4868 19214 01 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Central (population 814,728) .

Radius Population
10 km 17000 people
5 km 13000 people
2 km 6000 people
1 km 5500 people
Burned Area 4900 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 228 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 66 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Central Zambia 810000 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
East Seven 1219 Civ. Unpaved No 3000 101 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

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