Fig.1. Fire Weather Index for the Pacific Region for 31 January 2002. (Source: ECPCFire Weather Index Forecast)
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is responsible for the management of fire prevention and suppression on public lands in Victoria. The last updated bushfire statistic of 30 January 2002 shows 10 controlled fires. The locations of these fires are displayed in the statewide fire situation map below.
Fig.3. These images were acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 30 January 2002 are showing fires burning in Australia. For details see: http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/products_rr.html and image search support at: http://www.uni-freiburg.de/fireglobe/current/MODIS.htm (For earlier satellite images: see Australia fire updates of 30 December 2001 – 28 February 2002)
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is the National Meteorological Service for Australia and provides essential meteorological services to all sectors of the Australian community.
Fire danger: Northern Territory High in the Alice Springs and Barkly Districts. Western Australia CENTRAL WEST Very High LOWER WEST Very High CENTRAL WHEATBELT Very High GREAT SOUTHERN High SOUTHWEST High SOUTH COASTAL High TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND High SHIRE OF ROEBOURNE High SHIRE OF ASHBURTON High SHIRE OF EAST PILBARA High KIMBERLEY Moderate to High