Forest Fire (17498 ha) in Angola 11 Sep 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 1009482
Countries: Angola
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Sep 2022 - 14 Sep 2022
Duration (days): 3
People affected: 1055 in the burned area
Burned area: 17498 ha
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*(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 1055 17498 01 Oct 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Angola , Province of Uige (population 935,821) . The nearest places are and Camabatela.

Radius Population
10 km 410000 people
5 km 35000 people
2 km 8400 people
1 km 6500 people
Burned Area 1100 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 3420 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Uige Angola 940000 people
Cuanza Norte Angola 420000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Camabatela Cuanza Norte Angola City 13000 people 63 km

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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 17 km
Negage GXG 1251 Mil. Paved No 7800 32 km



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