Forest Fire (5642 ha) in Argentina 12 Mar 2024

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 1019488
Countries: Argentina
Start Date - Last detection*: 12 Mar 2024 - 17 Mar 2024
Duration (days): 5
People affected: 124 in the burned area
Burned area: 5642 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 0.5 125 6264 17 Mar 2024 09:00 GWIS
2 0.5 125 6280 18 Mar 2024 09:00 GWIS
3 0.5 124 5642 27 Mar 2024 09:01 GWIS

Fires Joined

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Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Argentina , Province of Formosa (population 412,844) . The nearest places are Asunción, Clorinda, Luque, San Lorenzo, and Capiatá.

Radius Population
10 km 15000 people
5 km 13000 people
2 km 7900 people
1 km 2700 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 4683 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Formosa Argentina 410000 people
Presidente Hayes Paraguay 41000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Clorinda Formosa Argentina City - 52 km
Asunción Central Paraguay Capital 540000 people 60 km
Luque Central Paraguay City 210000 people 73 km
San Lorenzo Central Paraguay City 220000 people 74 km
Capiatá Central Paraguay City 120000 people 81 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
Clorinda CLX 61 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 51 km
Sargento de Aviacion Nicolo Bo 65 0 64 km
Silvio Pettirossi International ASU 89 0 70 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Asuncion PYASU Paraguay 58 km


Nuclear plants

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