Forest Fire (6161 ha) in Bolivia, Brazil 11 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 1002394
Countries: Bolivia, Brazil
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Sep 2021 - 20 Sep 2021
Duration (days): 9
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6161 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 6161 15 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 7251 16 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 7529 21 Sep 2021 03:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Bolivia , Department of Santa Cruz (population 1,361,645) . The nearest places are Porto Esperidião, Glória d'Oeste, and Cáceres.

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

Affected Provinces

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

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Porto Esperidião Mato Grosso Brazil City - 82 km
Glória d'Oeste Mato Grosso Brazil City - 94 km
Cáceres Mato Grosso Brazil City 69000 people 99 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 27 km
San Matias MQK 124 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 29 km
Descalvados 110 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 74 km
Caceres CCX 135 Civ. Paved No 6000 102 km



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