Forest Fire (10855 ha) in Zambia 24 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 1008756
Countries: Zambia
Start Date - Last detection*: 24 Aug 2022 - 31 Aug 2022
Duration (days): 7
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 10855 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 7560 30 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 9518 31 Aug 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 10855 01 Sep 2022 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Zambia , Province of Central (population 814,728) .

Radius Population
10 km 74000 people
5 km 19000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 884 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Central Zambia 810000 people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.




Nuclear plants

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