Forest Fire (12986 ha) in The Democratic Republic of Congo 06 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 1006513
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Jun 2022 - 20 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 15 in the burned area
Burned area: 12986 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 15 12986 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Shaba (population 5,356,509) .

Radius Population
10 km 19000 people
5 km 11000 people
2 km 11000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people


Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Mutshatsha 1160 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 68 km
Kisenge 1040 Civ. Unpaved No 4900 77 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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