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Health and Safety Alert: U.S. Embassy Bogota
Chapinero Forest Fire in Bogota (January 23, 2024)
January 23, 2024

Location: Bogota

Event: The Embassy is monitoring the reports of the Chapinero forest fire – a crown fire on 66th street in the eastern hills (Quebrada la Vieja sector) of Bogota. Local authorities have reportedly contained the fire and are working to extinguish it. However, the Embassy recommends that until the fire is fully put out, that U.S. citizens avoid the area and that individuals in the vicinity wear masks due to the poor air quality.

If you require assistance, please contact us at the phone number and/or email provided below.

Actions to Take:  

  • Avoid the area.
  • Wear a face mask (ideally an N95) in the vicinity, especially if you need to go outside.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia Tel. +57-1-275-2000 or 601-275-2000 acsbogota@state.gov https://co.usembassy.gov/

U.S. Consular Agency, Barranquilla


U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444

Colombia Country Information

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