Forest Fire (11070 ha) in Zambia 01 Sep 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 1008924
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 01 Sep 2022 - 03 Sep 2022
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 11070 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 0 11070 04 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 340000 people
5 km 68000 people
2 km 6700 people
1 km 3000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 76 m2 GHSL

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.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Mansa MNS 1250 Civ. Paved Yes 5600 14 km
Samfya 1158 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 68 km
Kasenga KEC 959 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 92 km



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