Forest Fire (19498 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 27 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 1008672
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 4333 in the burned area
Burned area: 19498 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 2070 14236 28 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 4333 19498 29 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) .

Radius Population
10 km 91000 people
5 km 55000 people
2 km 42000 people
1 km 27000 people
Burned Area 4300 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 3496 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.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Masi-Manimba MSM 595 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 31 km
Lunkuni 483 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 74 km



Nuclear plants

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