Forest Fire (5737 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 1006888
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 Jun 2022 - 05 Jul 2022
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 6994 in the burned area
Burned area: 5737 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 3472 5737 02 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 3472 6703 03 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 7294 10546 05 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 6994 11806 06 Jul 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 Kasongo, Malela, Samba, and Kibombo.

Radius Population
10 km 70000 people
5 km 29000 people
2 km 18000 people
1 km 15000 people
Burned Area 7000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 4788 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
Kasongo Democratic Republic of the Congo City 49000 people 28 km
Malela Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 47 km
Samba Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 47 km
Kibombo Democratic Republic of the Congo City 13000 people 78 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
Kasongo KGN 544 Civ. Unpaved No 3100 33 km



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