Bush and Forest Fires in Australia: 6 March 2000

Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

6 March 2000


The Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Victoria is responsible for the management of fire prevention and suppression on public lands in Victoria. The last updated bushfire statistic of 6 March 2000 shows 11 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, 6 March 2000
(Source: National Ressources and Environment)

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology / Western Australian Regional Office issued on 6 March 2000 for Tuesday the following “Fire Weather Forecasts for the Southwest Land Division of Western Australia”:

Region Fire Danger Rating

Cenrtal West

extreme

Lower West

very high Central Wheatbelt high to very high Great Southern high Southwest high South Costal high

As fire restrictions apply during the fire season, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology / South Australian Regional Office issued on 6 March 2000 for Tuesday the following District Fire Danger Ratings:

District Fire Danger Rating

Northwest Pastoral

high

Northeast Pastoral

high

West Coast

high

Eastern Eyre Peninsula

high to very high

Lower Eyre Peninsula

high

Flinders

high

Mid North

high

Mount Lofty Ranges

high

Adelaide Metropolitan

high

Yorke Peninsula

high

Kangaroo Island

high

Riverland

high

Murraylands

high

Upper South East

high

Lower South East

high to very high

 

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

Firebreak

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

http://www.nre.vic.gov.au/fires/index.htm
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.

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


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