Forest Fire (8265 ha) in Venezuela 11 Mar 2023

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 1012719
Countries: Venezuela
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Mar 2023 - 15 Mar 2023
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 8265 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 7893 15 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 8265 16 Mar 2023 04:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Venezuela , State of Monagas (population 513,237) . The nearest places are Ciudad Guayana, Ciudad Bolívar, and Tucupita.

Radius Population
10 km 21000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Monagas Venezuela 510000 people
Anzoategui Venezuela 1 million people
Bolivar Venezuela 980000 people
Delta Amacuro Venezuela 92000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Ciudad Guayana Bolivar Venezuela City 730000 people 25 km
Ciudad Bolívar Bolivar Venezuela City 350000 people 96 km
Tucupita Delta Amacuro Venezuela City 51000 people 100 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
Uverito 91 0 23 km
Ciudad Guayana CGU 144 Civ. Paved Yes 6700 27 km
San Felix SFX unknown 0 28 km
Morichal 83 0 45 km
Temblador 32 Civ. Paved No 3200 53 km
Upata 322 0 78 km
Oritupano 148 0 92 km
Guri 180 0 93 km
Ciudad Bolivar CBL 60 Civ. Paved Yes 5600 94 km
Tucupita TUV 10 Civ. Paved No 5500 98 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Punta Cuchillo VEPCU Venezuela 23 km
Puerto Ordaz VEPZO Venezuela 24 km
Palua VEPLA Venezuela 24 km
Ciudad Guayana VECGU Venezuela 24 km
Matanzas VEMTV Venezuela 29 km
Barrancas Venezuela 78 km
Ciudad Bolivar VECBL Venezuela 93 km
Soledad Venezuela 103 km


Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Macagua 2 Caroni 1996 30 km
Caruachi Reservoir Caruachi Caroni 2003 43 km
Caroni Guri Caroni 1986 89 km

Nuclear plants

More information

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