Argentina - Forest fires (Government of Argentina, SMN, GWIS, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 24 September)

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  • Since 18 September, several forest fires have been burning across Buenos Aires, and Cordoba Provinces (central Argentina).
  • National authorities report 2 people were injured during fire-fighting operations and several communities across Cordoba have been evacuated. Some road infrastructure have been damaged. Whilst the forest fire in Buenos Aires has been exstinguished, there are still 5 active fires burning in Cordoba.
  • According to the JRC Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), the fire danger forecast on 24-25 September is from very high to extreme over eastern Cordoba, and from moderate to high over Buenos Aires.
  • From 25 September, moderate rain with thunderstorms are forecast over most of central-eastern Argentina, including Cordoba and Buenos Aires.