Forest Fire (49853 ha) in Bolivia 05 Nov 2023

Event summary

This forest fire can have a high humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1018546
Countries: Bolivia
Start Date - Last detection*: 05 Nov 2023 - 27 Nov 2023
Duration (days): 22
People affected: 23 in the burned area
Burned area: 49853 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Forest fire in Bolivia - EC/ECHO daily mapTue, 28 Nov 2023 18:10

A new EC/ECHO daily map is now available
Forest fire in Bolivia - Copernicus EMS activationThu, 23 Nov 2023 01:30

[EMSR709] Wildfires in Bolivia
Bolivia - Wildfires, update (ECHO 23 Nov 2023)Thu, 23 Nov 2023 13:08

  • The wildfires are still affecting several parts of Bolivia. According to COGIC the burnt area is approximately 180,000 ha and Chiquitania, Béni and northern La Paz are the most affected areas. 
  • According to media as of 22 November, at least 1,500 passengers were affected by cancellations and delays at the airports in Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and Beni.
  • Following the activation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) on 20 November, France and Spain  have offered assistance consisting of Ground Forest Firefighting (GFFF) modules with over 180 firefighters and 1 drone unit.
  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service () was activated in rapid mapping mode to provide damage assessment.
  • Over the next 48 hours, according to the GWIS, the fire danger forecast is expected to be moderate in the affected areas, while it is expected from moderate to extreme western and southern Bolivia.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (27), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2), JRC (1),