Bush and Forest Fires in Australia: 10 March 2000

Bush and Forest Fires in Australia

10 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 10 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, 10 March 2000
(Source: National Ressources and Environment)

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology / Western Australian Regional Office issued on 10 March 2000 for Saturday the following “Fire Weather Forecasts for the Southwest Land Division of Western Australia”:

Region Fire Danger Rating

Cenrtal West

low* to high

Lower West

high Central Wheatbelt low* to high Great Southern low* to high Southwest high** South Costal high***

*Comments: Recent rain reduces fire danger to low.
**Comments: scattered drizzle
***Comments: further showers and drizzle.

As fire restrictions apply during the fire season, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology / South Australian Regional Office issued on 10 March 2000 for Saturday the following District Fire Danger Ratings:

District Fire Danger Rating

Northwest Pastoral


Northeast Pastoral


West Coast

very high

Eastern Eyre Peninsula


Lower Eyre Peninsula



high to very high

Mid North


Mount Lofty Ranges


Adelaide Metropolitan


Yorke Peninsula


Kangaroo Island

moderate to 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

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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