Forest Fire (7232 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 1006934
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 27 Jun 2022 - 05 Jul 2022
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 7232 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 6251 03 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 7232 04 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 9941 05 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 13900 06 Jul 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Shaba (population 5,356,509) . The nearest places are Mulongo, Mwanza, Kitotolo, and Manono.

Radius Population
10 km 72000 people
5 km 18000 people
2 km 2200 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 114 m2 GHSL

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
Mulongo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 8300 people 25 km
Mwanza Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 9600 people 37 km
Kitotolo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 63 km
Manono Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City 37000 people 69 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
Bukena 1179 Civ. Unpaved No 3300 33 km
Sominka 630 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 34 km
Manono MNO 633 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 65 km



Nuclear plants

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