Forest Fire (7418 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 10 Jun 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 1006430
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 10 Jun 2022 - 26 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 16
People affected: 152 in the burned area
Burned area: 7418 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 0.5 152 7418 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 152 7609 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 152 8025 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 152 8246 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 152 9278 25 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 152 9681 26 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 152 10634 27 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Shaba (population 5,356,509) . The nearest places are Kabalo, Kongolo, and Mbulula.

Radius Population
10 km 70000 people
5 km 35000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kabalo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 29000 people 13 km
Kongolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 31000 people 64 km
Mbulula Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 76 km

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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
Kabalo KBO 561 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 15 km
Kongolo KOO 564 Civ. Unpaved No 6200 62 km
Luishi 1700 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 91 km

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