Forest Fire (115699 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 27 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 1006809
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 Jun 2022 - 28 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 115699 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 115699 29 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Kasai-Oriental (population 3,322,019) . The nearest places are Katako-Kombe, and Bena Dibele.

Radius Population
10 km 45000 people
5 km 34000 people
2 km 12000 people
1 km 7800 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 14896 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 34188 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kasai-Oriental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.3 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Katako-Kombe Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 16000 people 73 km
Bena Dibele Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 134 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
Lodja LJA 502 Civ. Unpaved Yes 5300 35 km
Katako'Kombe 603 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 76 km
Tshumbe 350 Civ. Unpaved No 4200 106 km
Dikungu 560 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 108 km
Beni-Dibele 530 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 131 km
Oduku 564 Civ. Unpaved No 8200 134 km



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