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 23 February 2000 shows 18 controlled fires. The locations of these fires are displayed in the statewide fire situation map below.
Fig.1. Statewide Fire Situation Map of Victoria, 23 February 2000
(Source: National Ressources and Environment)
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology issued on 23 February 2000 an updated forecast for Northern Territory:
North of Alice Springs Region…
Cloudy areas with isolated showers and storms, more widespread in the Barkly Region and Gulf Country, where moderate to heavy falls may lead to further flooding of low lying areas. Moderate westerly winds.
Alice Springs Region…
Isolated showers and storms contracting west. Moderate easterly winds.
Low and moderate throughout.
As fire restrictions apply during the fire season, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology/South Australian Regional Office issued on 23 February 2000 the fire danger ratings for following districts.
Fire Ban DistrictFire Danger Rating
Eastern Eyre Peninsula
Lower Eyre Peninsula
Mount Lofty Ranges
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
http://msowww.anu.edu.au/~barling/firebreak/firebreak.html 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) 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.