Forest Fire (2936 ha) in Chile 02 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 1018758
Countries: Chile
Start Date - Last detection*: 02 Dec 2023 - 04 Dec 2023
Duration (days): 2
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 2936 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 2936 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, Limache, Quilpué, San Bernardo, Los Andes, San Felipe, Melipilla, Puente Alto, Quintero, and San Antonio.

Radius Population
10 km 2300 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 2434 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Valparaiso Chile 1.4 million people
Region Metropolitana Chile 5.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Limache Valparaiso Chile City 35000 people 32 km
Quilpué Valparaíso Chile City 130000 people 38 km
Santiago Región Metropolitana Chile Capital 4.8 million people 48 km
Valparaiso Valparaiso Chile Major city 270000 people 52 km
San Bernardo Región Metropolitana Chile City 250000 people 55 km
Los Andes Valparaíso Chile City 56000 people 56 km
San Felipe Valparaíso Chile City 58000 people 56 km
Melipilla Región Metropolitana Chile City 63000 people 59 km
Puente Alto Región Metropolitana Chile City 500000 people 65 km
Quintero Valparaíso Chile City - 66 km
San Antonio Valparaiso Chile City 85000 people 72 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
La Victoria de Chacabuco 640 0 32 km
Arturo Merino Benitez International SCL 474 Civ. Paved Yes 10400 33 km
El Belloto 123 0 38 km
Los Cerrillos ULC 511 Civ. Paved Yes 6900 47 km
Vina del Mar KNA 120 Mil. Paved Yes 5700 49 km
El Bosque 561 Mil. Paved No 6000 53 km
Eulogio Sanchez 649 Civ. Paved Yes 3200 54 km
San Rafael LOB 750 Civ. Unpaved No 3400 54 km
Victor Lafon SSD 658 Civ. Unpaved No 3700 57 km
Quintero 5 Civ. Paved Yes 3900 63 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Valparaiso CLVAP Chile 58 km
Quintero CLQTV Chile 66 km
San Antonio CLSAI Chile 71 km
Papudo Chile 86 km


Nuclear plants

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