Bush and Forest Fires in Australia: 14 February 2000

Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

14 February 2000

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 14 February 2000 shows 23 controlled fires. The locations of these fires are displayed in the statewide fire situation map below.

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Fig.1. Statewide Fire Situation Map of Victoria, 14 February 2000
(Source: National Ressources and Environment)

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued on 14 February 2000 an updated forecast for Northern Territory:
Cloudy. Areas of rain over the southern inland with moderate to heavy falls, significant stream rises, and some flooding of low lying areas. Isolated showers and storms, tending scattered about the north and west coasts. Moderate northwest winds north of Tennant Creek, fresh at times about the coast. Moderate easterly winds south of Tennant Creek.

Fire Danger

As fire restrictions apply during the fire season, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology/South Australian Regional Office issued on 14 February 2000 a fire ban advice for following districts. In the list below the fire danger ratings for these districts are described in detail.

Fire Ban District Fire Danger Rating

Northwest Pastoral


Northeast Pastoral

high to very high

West Coast

very high

Eastern Eyre Peninsula

very high

Lower Eyre Peninsula



very high

Mid North

very high

Mount Lofty Ranges

very high

Adelaide Metropolitan


Yorke Peninsula

high to very high

Kangaroo Island

high to very high


very high


very high

Upper South East

very high

Lower South East

very high

Please have also a look on a list of links for information on Australian Fire Management Agencies:

Australasian Fire Authorities Council

The home page of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council coordinates the diverse range of activities of the different australian agencies concerned about fire


The firebreak newsletter provides a very extensive homepage with information about fire fighting in Australia, downloadable java scripts for calculating fire weather and various links to related sites

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Victoria

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Victoria offers a very comprehensive web site with information on fire management. In their web site   current reports are provided with statistics on the fire season. Extensive background information is included along with several links to related web sites.

Satellite Remote Sensing Services Department of Land Administration (DOLA)
The Satellite Remote Sensing Services (SRSS) of the Department of Land Administration provides near real time hot spot detection and burned scar mapping for western Australia. In the Firewatch project the SRSS detects hotspots throughout Western Australia using the thermal channel of the NOAA AVHRR sensor on a daily basis.

For more informations on Australia go to the IFFN country files.

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