14 February 2007

Welcome to Australia Bushfire Monitor


As hinted at above, the purpose of this blog is to collect and collate media information regarding bushfires in Australia. This information will include news reports and imagery, as well as other unspecified objects floating around out there in cyberspace. Initially, the site will be somewhat limited. As time and knowledge permit, more features will be added.

As a first attempt, here is an image from NASA's Earth Observatory website.

It shows the dense smoke from the ongoing bushfires in Porongurup National Park, WA. This fire has been going since Sunday and has burned 5000+ Ha. Earlier tonight, the fire apparently jumped containment lines and destroyed two homes on the outskirts of Albany. It has since been contained. link.

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