Forest Fire (21452 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 1006526
Countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Start Date - Last detection*: 06 Jun 2022 - 22 Jun 2022
Duration (days): 16
People affected: 431 in the burned area
Burned area: 21452 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 0.5 431 20958 21 Jun 2022 06:27 GWIS
2 0.5 431 21271 22 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 431 21452 23 Jun 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in The Democratic Republic of Congo , Region of Kasai-Occidental (population 3,162,753) . The nearest places are Kanunkina, Kahinda, Luiza, and Mwene-Ditu.

Radius Population
10 km 69000 people
5 km 46000 people
2 km 22000 people
1 km 13000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 988 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 12820 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Kasai-Occidental The Democratic Republic of Congo 3.2 million people
Shaba The Democratic Republic of Congo 5.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Kanunkina Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 51 km
Kahinda Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 65 km
Luiza Kasai-Occidental Democratic Republic of the Congo City - 67 km
Mwene-Ditu Kasai-Oriental Democratic Republic of the Congo City 190000 people 101 km

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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
Luiza LZA 881 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 72 km
Kapanga KAP 922 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 76 km
Mwene-Ditu 975 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 81 km

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