Forest Fire (10491 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 1006895
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 Jun 2022 - 05 Jul 2022
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 172 in the burned area
Burned area: 10491 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 0.5 139 6181 02 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 172 10491 03 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 172 10703 04 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 172 12409 05 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 86 13319 06 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Bandundu (population 5,092,178) . The nearest places are and Kahemba.

Radius Population
10 km 11000 people
5 km 11000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Bandundu The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kahemba Democratic Republic of the Congo Major city 17000 people 67 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
Kajiji 1070 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 39 km
Kahemba 1044 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 72 km



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