Forest Fire (14406 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 06 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 1006687
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 19
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 14406 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 0 12586 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 14406 24 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 17197 25 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 23074 26 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 Kitotolo, Manono, Mulongo, Mwanza, and Kiambi.

Radius Population
10 km 67000 people
5 km 49000 people
2 km 6700 people
1 km 1600 people
Burned Area no 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
Kitotolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 39 km
Manono Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 37000 people 40 km
Mulongo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 8300 people 48 km
Mwanza Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 9600 people 77 km
Kiambi Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 77 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
Bukena 1179 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 24 km
Sominka 630 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 38 km
Manono MNO 633 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 42 km
Kabombo 600 Civ. Unpaved No 3900 78 km
Mitwaba 1597 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 109 km

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