Forest Fire (6394 ha) in Paraguay 13 May 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 1014447
Countries: Paraguay
Start Date - Last detection*: 13 May 2023 - 27 May 2023
Duration (days): 14
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 6394 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 5568 25 May 2023 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 6241 26 May 2023 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 6394 27 May 2023 08:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 6394 28 May 2023 08:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Paraguay , Department of Nueva Asuncion (population 292) . The nearest places are and Mariscal José F. Estigarribia.

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
Nueva Asuncion Paraguay <1000 people
Boqueron Paraguay 18000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Mariscal José F. Estigarribia Boquerón Paraguay City - 67 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
Mariscal Estigarribia ESG 166 0 67 km



Nuclear plants

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