Forest Fire (24420 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 06 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 1009446
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2022
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 2610 in the burned area
Burned area: 24420 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 2610 24420 29 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Kivu (population 7,173,131) . The nearest places are Kindu-Port-Empain, Lokandu, Pangi, and Kibombo.

Radius Population
10 km 270000 people
5 km 70000 people
2 km 32000 people
1 km 28000 people
Burned Area 2600 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 1406 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kivu The Democratic Republic of Congo 7.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kindu-Port-Empain Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 20 km
Lokandu Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 52 km
Pangi Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 69 km
Kibombo Democratic Republic of the Congo City 13000 people 115 km

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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
Kindu KND 497 Civ. Paved Yes 7200 20 km
Kamisuku 541 Civ. Unpaved No 4100 69 km
Kalima KLY 551 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 79 km



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