According to news reports, more than a dozen houses burned insmall towns along the east coast of Tasmania when bushfires hit the island inDecember 2006. Like Victoria,to the north, Tasmania has been experiencing extreme fire conditions, with hottemperatures and gusty winds. This image from the Moderate Resolution ImagingSpectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Terrasatellite shows a large fire burning south of St. Marys on December 13. Placeswhere MODIS detected actively burning fire are outlined in red. A plume of smokespreads southeast from the blaze over the Tasman Sea.
TERRA 13 December 2006
The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 250meters per pixel.