|Type of Event:||fire|
|Location of Event:||Bolivia|
|Date of Charter Activation:||2019-09-02|
|Time of Charter Activation:||12:30|
|Time zone of Charter Activation:||UTC+02:00|
|Charter Requestor:||Centre Opérationnel de Gestion Interministérielle des Crises (COGIC)|
Wildfires swept across large swathes of Bolivia throughout August where more than 2,700 fires had been registered by Bolivia's early warning fire detection agency.
The areas most affected by the fires are Robore and San Ignacio de Velasco, although work to control the fire is being carried out in other locations including San Rafael, Charagua, Concepcion, San Matias, and San Jose de Chiquitos.
Media reports suggest that deforestation and burning was the primary cause of the uncontrolled fires, which were spread through dry forest areas by strong winds.
Firefighters from Chile and Argentina as well as France, Spain and Russia were deployed to help fight the flames.
Rain has fallen in some fire hotspots helping to supress the spread of the flames. Firefighters are now focusing on preventing fires reaching the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park.