Forest Fire (21657 ha) in Mozambique 28 Oct 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 1009870
Countries: Mozambique
Start Date - Last detection*: 28 Oct 2022 - 14 Nov 2022
Duration (days): 17
People affected: 937 in the burned area
Burned area: 21657 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 0.5 937 21657 15 Nov 2022 04:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Mozambique , Province of Nampula (population 3,281,264) .

Radius Population
10 km 68000 people
5 km 64000 people
2 km 17000 people
1 km 16000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 152 m2 GHSL
Protected Area 4298 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Nampula Mozambique 3.3 million 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
Moma MMW unknown 0 36 km
Angoche ANO 36 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 64 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Moma MZMMW Mozambique 35 km
Angoche MZANO Mozambique 58 km
Rio Moebase Mozambique 103 km


Nuclear plants

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