GFMC: Bush and Forest Fires in Australia


 5 April 2004

Fires in Southeast Australia
Although the official New South Wales fire danger season is over, the threat of bushfires still remains. This image of southeast New South Wales shows several scattered fires (yellow with red outlines) burning southeast of Canberra, including a fairly large and smoky one near the coast. Many localities have decided to extend the season through the end of April because of the persisting drought conditions. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite.

Latest OSEI image:

Heat signatures (red) and smoke (light blue haze) are visible from fires burning in southeast New South Wales, Australia in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) false-color image from the Aqua satellite.

The Current Fire Danger Map can be seen here:

Source: NSW RuralFire Service

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