Forest Fire (12464 ha) in Zambia 19 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 1008652
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 19 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 9
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 12464 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 0 10946 27 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 12195 28 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 12464 29 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Northern (population 974,374) .

Radius Population
10 km 44000 people
5 km 42000 people
2 km 5500 people
1 km 2800 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 684 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Northern Zambia 970000 people
Luapula Zambia 590000 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
Mporokoso 1393 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 15 km
Luwingu 1417 0 91 km
Kawambwa 1414 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 107 km



Nuclear plants

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