Fires in Australia

Fires in Australia

1 April 2009

Smoke from bushfires shown in this NOAA-18 satellite image taken at 0436 UTC on 31 March 2009. About 100 firefighters, two planes and two helicopters are trying to contain the blaze as reported by Australian Broadcasting Corporation news.

IMAGE D6140: NOAA-18 <> Image Type=combine <> 3/31/2009 04:36:18 UTC


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

  • Fire-proof buildings mooted for bushfire affected areas flawed – CSIRO (published by, 1 April 2009)
  • Bushfire clean-up equipment set alight by arsonist (published by, 1 April 2009)
  • Crews battle national park blaze (published by, 31 March 2009)
  • Bushfire and Flood Safety Planning For Aged Care Homes (published by, 31 March 2009)
  • Bushfire building standard not good enough: CSIRO (published by, 30 March 2009)
  • Victorian Bushfire Appeal – Tasmanian service clubs top the nation (published by, 30 March 2009)
  • Bush fire danger period ends tomorrow (published by, 30 March 2009)
  • Black Saturday bushfire toll revised down to 173 from 210 (published by, 30 March 2009)
  • Remarks at Meeting with US Firefighters in Washington DC (published by, 29 March 2009)
  • Bushfire timber to be recycled and rebuilt (published by, 28 March 2009)
  • Phone networks failed in bushfire towns (published by, 28 March 2009)
  • Callous or cathartic? Art rises from bushfire ashes (published by, 28 March 2009)
  • Greenies not to blame for Victorian bushfires (published by, 28 March 2009)

Further Information on the Fire Situation in Australia:

SA Country Fire Service  NSW Rural Fire Service Near-Real Time Wildland Fire Monitoring  Current weather situation, forecasts, fireweather Further Information Australian and New Zealand links Background information Recent Media Highlights on Fire, Policies, and Politics

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