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02 September 2019

Fire in Bolivia

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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)
Activation ID:619
Project Management:SERTIT

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.

 

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Fire extent in Ñuflo de Chávez Province, Bolivia

Source: SPOT-6
Acquired: 05/09/2019

Copyright: SPOT-6 © Airbus DS (2019)
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire extent in José Miguel de Velasco, Bolivia

Source: SPOT-6
Acquired: 05/09/2019

Copyright: SPOT-6 © Airbus DS (2019)
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire extent in Ángel Sandoval Province, Bolivia

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 05/09/2019

Copyright: Pleiades © CNES (2019) - Distribution: Airbus Defence and Space, all rights reserved
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire extent in Chiquitos Province, Bolivia

Source: SPOT-7
Acquired: 04/09/2019

Copyright: SPOT-7 © Airbus DS (2019)
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire extent in Ángel Sandoval Province, Bolivia

Source: SPOT-7
Acquired: 04/09/2019

Copyright: SPOT-7 © Airbus DS (2019)
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire extent in Ñuflo de Chávez Province, Bolivia

Source: SPOT-6
Acquired: 03/09/2019

Copyright: SPOT-6 © Airbus DS (2019)
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire extent in José Miguel de Velasco, Bolivia

Source: SPOT-6
Acquired: 03/09/2019

Copyright: SPOT-6 © Airbus DS (2019)
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire extent in Ángel Sandoval Province, Bolivia

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 02/09/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire extent in Chiquitos Province, Bolivia

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 02/09/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire extent in Ñuflo de Chávez Province, Bolivia

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 31/08/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by SERTIT

Fire extent in Ñuflo de Chávez Province, Bolivia

Source: Sentinel-2
Acquired: 31/08/2019

Copyright: Sentinel-2 © Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2019)
Map produced by SERTIT

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