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Chile: Wild Fire: 2024/02/02 Country Information on DRR

Period 2024/02/02
Country or District Chile
Event Type Wild Fire
Outline Firefighters in central Chile on Sunday, 4 February 2024, battled to quell fierce forest fires that have killed 112 people so far and razed entire neighborhoods, while President Gabriel Boric warned the country faces a "tragedy of very great magnitude". The fires that gathered momentum on Friday now menaced the outer edges of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, two coastal cities popular with tourists.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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UNOCHA 2024/02/09
As of 8 February, reports indicate 131 fatalities, a figure expected to rise as emergency responders continue search and rescue efforts. Close to 6,000 houses have been destroyed.

Reuters 2024/02/05
Forest fires kill 112 in Chile's worst disaster since 2010 earthquake

Geographycal Data

DLR, International Charter 2024/02/09
Chile - Valparaíso - Burnt Areas as of February 06, 2024 - Situation Map

DLR, International Charter 2024/02/09
Chile - Navidad - Burnt Areas as of February 06, 2024 - Situation Map

ECHO 2024/02/05
Chile: Recent wildfires - DG ECHO Daily Map, as of 05/02/2024