Forest Fire (17638 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 05 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 1009119
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2022
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 3867 in the burned area
Burned area: 17638 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 3847 17307 08 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 3867 17638 19 Sep 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 110000 people
5 km 95000 people
2 km 78000 people
1 km 75000 people
Burned Area 3900 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 7106 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
Bonkita 285 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 37 km
Boshwe 360 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 46 km
Oshwe 470 Civ. Unpaved No 3100 63 km
Kempa 350 Civ. Unpaved No 3100 76 km
Bindja 366 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 81 km
Semendua 350 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 96 km
Mangai II 430 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 102 km
Bongimba 450 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 119 km



Nuclear plants

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