Forest Fire (3904 ha) in Venezuela 24 Jan 2024

Event summary

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

GDACS ID WF 1019135
Countries: Venezuela
Start Date - Last detection*: 24 Jan 2024 - 26 Jan 2024
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 3904 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

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


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Colombia - Wildfires (ECHO 26 Jan 2024)Fri, 26 Jan 2024 11:02

  • Several wildfires continue to burn across central and north-eastern Colombia (bordering with Venezuela) since early January, causing casualties and damage. The worst affected Departments are Huila, Sucre, Boyaca´, La Guajira, Cundinamarca, Santander and the Capital City Bogota. All are in a state of emergency, with the exception of Santander Department.
  • According to the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD), as of 25 January, there are currently 20 active wildfires and 12 wildfires under control. Since 1 January, 245 wildfires were fully extinguished. The total burnt area over the aforementioned period is more than 7,000 ha.
  • Media report, as of 26 January, two injured firefighters across the rural area of Cerro El Cable, just east of the Bogota City area.
  • Over the next 48 hours, according to the JRC Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), the fire danger forecast is from high to extreme over central and north-eastern Colombia.
  • The Colombian government has issued a generic request for assistance through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), the list of needs is yet to be finalised.
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