Forest Fire (16390 ha) in Angola 12 Aug 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 1008445
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Aug 2022 - 24 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 12
People affected: 2729 in the burned area
Burned area: 16390 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 0.5 650 11113 21 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 650 11354 22 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 1207 12069 23 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 1702 13196 24 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 2729 16390 25 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Uige (population 935,821) .

Radius Population
10 km 94000 people
5 km 79000 people
2 km 58000 people
1 km 34000 people
Burned Area 2700 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 8018 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Uige Angola 940000 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
Popokabaka 480 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 92 km

Ports

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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