Forest Fire (15987 ha) in Angola 16 Sep 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 1002438
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 16 Sep 2021 - 20 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 936 in the burned area
Burned area: 15987 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 0.5 862 10111 19 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 862 10146 20 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 936 15987 21 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Uige (population 935,821) . The nearest places are and Camabatela.

Radius Population
10 km 14000 people
5 km 11000 people
2 km 9600 people
1 km 8700 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 9044 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Uige Angola 930000 people
Cuanza Norte Angola 420000 people
Bengo Angola 180000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Camabatela Cuanza Norte Angola City 12000 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
Uige UGO 829 Civ. Paved No 6500 81 km
Negage GXG 1251 Mil. Paved No 7800 81 km



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