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 17 February 2000 shows 1 contained fire and 21 controlled fires. The locations of these fires are displayed in the statewide fire situation map below.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued on 17 February 2000 an updated forecast for Northern Territory: North of the Alice Springs region… Scattered showers and thunderstorms with areas of rain. Moderate to heavy falls over the western Top End and northern Victoria River region may cause significant stream rises and flooding of low lying areas. Moderate northwest winds, tending fresh and gusty on the west coast.
Alice Springs region… Cloudy areas with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the west. Isolated showers extending throughout during the afternoon and evening. Moderate northeast winds.
Fire Danger Moderate in the Alice Springs region.
As fire restrictions apply during the fire season, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology/South Australian Regional Office issued on 17 February 2000 the fire danger ratings for following districts.
Fire Ban DistrictFire Danger Rating
high to very high
Eastern Eyre Peninsula
Lower Eyre Peninsula
Mount Lofty Ranges
high to very high
Upper South East
Lower South East
Please have also a look on a list of links for information on Australian Fire Management Agencies:
Australasian Fire Authorities Council
http://www.ausfire.com/ The home page of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council coordinates the diverse range of activities of the different australian agencies concerned about fire
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) http://www.rss.dola.wa.gov.au/apps/firewatch.html 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.