Forest Fire (2807 ha) in Guatemala 20 Apr 2024

Event summary

This forest fire can have a high humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1019635
Countries: Guatemala
Start Date - Last detection*: 20 Apr 2024 - 28 Apr 2024
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 2807 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Guatemala - Wilfires (ECHO 30 Apr 2024)Tue, 30 Apr 2024 10:27

  • The region of Central America and Mexico has seen record levels of wildfires since the beginning of 2024. In Guatemala alone, 211,432 ha have been affected between January 1 and April 9, 2024.
  • As of 10 April, Guatemala went into a state of calamity due to the wildfires in affected provinces. More than 200 people have been exposed to gases and have received medical attention for respiratory problems caused by the fires.
  • The Executive Secretariat of the National Coordinator for the Reduction of Natural or Man-made Disasters (SE-CONRED) reports as of 29 April that there are currently 116 active fires and more than 1300 firefighters involved in combatting the wildfires across the country. 
  • In response to the escalating situation, Guatemala formally requested on 29 April the activation of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) to safeguard emergency responders working in hazardous conditions, requestion assistance such as personal protective equipment, as well as monitoring and early warning equipment.
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