Forest Fire (10658 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 02 Jul 2021

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 1000793
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 02 Jul 2021 - 14 Jul 2021
Duration (days): 12
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 10658 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 10611 13 Jul 2021 12:34 GWIS
2 0.5 0 10658 15 Jul 2021 05:03 GWIS

Exposed population

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

Radius Population
10 km 37000 people
5 km 16000 people
2 km 3300 people
1 km 1500 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 760 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
Kabongo Katanga Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 98 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
Kisengwa 741 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 91 km
Kabalo KBO 561 Civ. Unpaved No 4500 105 km



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