Grass and bushfires continued to rage in southern Queensland on October 12, 2004. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite shows fires (marked in red) burning in numerous locations in the southern and eastern portions of the territory. The fire danger is extreme across southern Queensland and much of New South Wales (to its south). Fires are burning in Buckland Tableland-Carnarvon Mountain Range area, located in the upper left of the scene, as well as the Auburn Range Mountains nearer the coast. Fires are also burning west and north of Brisbane, which is located at the lower right of the scene, on the mainland west of the two small islands and Moreton Bay.
NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the MODIS Rapid Response team.
Since mid-October 2004, fires have been burning off and on across southeastern Queensland in eastern Australia. Fire bans have been in place across the territory almost since the beginning of the annual fire season on September 1.