Forest Fire (1136 ha) in Guatemala 23 May 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 1019793
Countries: Guatemala
Start Date - Last detection*: 23 May 2024 - 27 May 2024
Duration (days): 4
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 1136 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 1136 28 May 2024 09:04 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Guatemala , Department of Peten (population 225,904) .

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

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Peten Guatemala 230000 people

Affected populated places

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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
Carmelita CMM unknown 0 25 km
Paso Caballos PCG unknown 0 30 km
Xam XAM unknown 0 40 km
Uaxactun UAX unknown 0 79 km
Dos Lagunas Peten DON unknown 0 79 km
San Pedro Tabasco 46 0 86 km
Santa Elena FRS 128 Civ. Paved Yes 10000 87 km



Nuclear plants

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