Fires in Victoria, Australia

Fires in Australia

18 December 2006

Information obtained from the Sentinel Fire mapping system provides the following fire location data in Australia for 18 December 2006. 

Red Flame Symbol = Hotspots Last 12 Hours
Yellow Flame Symbol = Hotspots 12 to 24 Hours

Sentinel Fire Mapping is a mapping tool designed to provide timely fire location data to emergency service managers across Australia. The mapping system allows users to identify fire locations that pose a potential risk to communities and property (Source:

The current situation in Australia is covered by a number of detailedreports (see GFMC Media web page):

Further Information on the Fire Situation in Australia:

SA Country Fire Service  Near-Real Time Wildland Fire Monitoring  Current weather situation, forecasts, fireweather More Information on Australian Fires IFFN country notes Department of Sustainability and Environment

Tasmania Fire Service

Further Information Australian and New Zealand links. Background information Recent Media Highlights on Fire, Policies, and Politics


Australia´s fire seasons




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