Forest Fire (5255 ha) in Brazil, Bolivia 12 Sep 2021

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 1002369
Countries: Brazil, Bolivia
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Sep 2021 - 13 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 5255 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 0 5255 13 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5819 14 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Brazil , State of Mato Grosso (population 2,123,576) . The nearest places are and Porto EsperidiĆ£o.

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

Land Cover area Source
Settlement 76 m2 GHSL

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Mato Grosso Brazil 2.1 million people
Santa Cruz Bolivia 1.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Porto EsperidiĆ£o Mato Grosso Brazil City - 101 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
Corixa 120 Civ. Unpaved No 3600 45 km
San Matias MQK 124 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 48 km
Descalvados 110 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 71 km



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