Forest Fire (10690 ha) in Angola 03 Oct 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 1002623
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 03 Oct 2021 - 04 Oct 2021
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 5638 in the burned area
Burned area: 10690 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 5638 10030 04 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 5638 10690 05 Oct 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Bengo (population 185,599) .

Radius Population
10 km 21000 people
5 km 11000 people
2 km 10000 people
1 km 7800 people
Burned Area 5600 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 10146 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

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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 95 km



Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Mabubas Dande 1954 83 km

Nuclear plants

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