Forest Fire (13755 ha) in Zambia 19 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 1008737
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 19 Aug 2022 - 30 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 11
People affected: 1393 in the burned area
Burned area: 13755 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 1393 7657 29 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 1393 13541 30 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 1393 13755 31 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Luapula (population 591,393) .

Radius Population
10 km 18000 people
5 km 15000 people
2 km 13000 people
1 km 11000 people
Burned Area 1400 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 3734 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Luapula Zambia 590000 people
Northern Zambia 970000 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
Kawambwa 1414 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 52 km
Luwingu 1417 0 52 km
Mporokoso 1393 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 92 km
Kasenga KEC 959 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 110 km

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Nuclear plants

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