Forest Fire (5044 ha) in Paraguay 11 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 1019489
Countries: Paraguay
Start Date - Last detection*: 11 Mar 2024 - 17 Mar 2024
Duration (days): 6
People affected: 13 in the burned area
Burned area: 5044 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 13 5044 17 Mar 2024 09:00 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Paraguay , Department of Presidente Hayes (population 41,154) . The nearest places are Asunción, San Estanislao, Luque, Capiatá, San Lorenzo, and Clorinda.

Radius Population
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Presidente Hayes Paraguay 41000 people
San Pedro Paraguay 320000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
San Estanislao San Pedro Paraguay City 15000 people 85 km
Luque Central Paraguay City 210000 people 93 km
Asunción Central Paraguay Capital 540000 people 100 km
Capiatá Central Paraguay City 120000 people 102 km
San Lorenzo Central Paraguay City 220000 people 102 km
Clorinda Formosa Argentina City - 103 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
Sargento de Aviacion Nicolo Bo 65 0 81 km
Silvio Pettirossi International ASU 89 0 90 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Asuncion PYASU Paraguay 98 km


Nuclear plants

More information

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