Forest Fire (633 ha) in Chile 09 Dec 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 1018756
Countries: Chile
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 Dec 2023 - 10 Dec 2023
Duration (days): 1
People affected: 359 in the burned area
Burned area: 633 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 0.5 359 633 12 Dec 2023 10:33 GWIS

Fires Joined

This event includes other close identified fires:

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Chile , Region of Valparaiso (population 1,428,340) . The nearest places are Santiago, Valparaiso, Quilpué, Limache, Quintero, San Felipe, San Antonio, Los Andes, Melipilla, and San Bernardo.

Radius Population
10 km 350000 people
5 km 47000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km <1000 people
Burned Area <1000 people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 200 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Valparaiso Chile 1.4 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Quilpué Valparaíso Chile City 130000 people 8 km
Limache Valparaiso Chile City 35000 people 8 km
Valparaiso Valparaiso Chile Major city 270000 people 18 km
Quintero Valparaíso Chile City - 28 km
San Felipe Valparaíso Chile City 58000 people 67 km
San Antonio Valparaiso Chile City 85000 people 72 km
Los Andes Valparaíso Chile City 56000 people 74 km
Melipilla Región Metropolitana Chile City 63000 people 80 km
Santiago Región Metropolitana Chile Capital 4.8 million people 87 km
San Bernardo Región Metropolitana Chile City 250000 people 92 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
El Belloto 123 0 8 km
Vina del Mar KNA 120 Mil. Paved Yes 5700 11 km
Quintero 5 Civ. Paved Yes 3900 26 km
La Victoria de Chacabuco 640 0 61 km
Victor Lafon SSD 658 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 68 km
San Rafael LOB 750 Civ. Unpaved No 3400 70 km
Arturo Merino Benitez International SCL 474 Civ. Paved Yes 10400 71 km
Los Cerrillos ULC 511 Civ. Paved Yes 6900 84 km
El Bosque 561 Mil. Paved No 6000 90 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Valparaiso CLVAP Chile 25 km
Quintero CLQTV Chile 28 km
Papudo Chile 55 km
San Antonio CLSAI Chile 71 km


Nuclear plants

More information

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