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Bushfires in Southeast Australia

Cathedral Fire, Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria
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Cathedral Fire, Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria

The Cathedral Fire in Wilson’s Promontory National Park left a large burn scar across the landscape. This image of the burned area was captured on March 14, 2009, the day the fire was officially declared contained.

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Bushfires in Southeast Australia
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Bushfires in Southeast Australia

East of Churchill, Victoria, a burn scar left by one of the deadly Australian bushfires in February 2009 sprawls across the landscape in this image captured by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite on March 14.

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Bushfires in Southeast Australia
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Bushfires in Southeast Australia

Among the remaining fires still listed as “going” in the February 25 fire status report from the Victoria Department of Sustainability and the Environment was the 158,000-hectare (390,425-acre) Killmore East-Murrundindi North fire. This image of the fire was captured on February 25.

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Bushfires in Southeast Australia
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Bushfires in Southeast Australia

This pair of natural- and false-color images shows bushfires in Victoria on February 23, 2009.

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Bushfires around Marysville, Victoria
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Bushfires around Marysville, Victoria

This false-color image shows the Killmore East-Murrundindi Complex North Fire in the Cathedral Range Mountains of Victoria, Australia, on February 17, 2009.

Land Fires

Killmore East-Murrindindi Complex South Fire, Victoria
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Killmore East-Murrindindi Complex South Fire, Victoria

Among the areas devastated by bushfires in Victoria, Australia, in early February 2009 were Kinglake National Park and the surrounding rural and agricultural areas.

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Bushfires around Melbourne, Australia
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Bushfires around Melbourne, Australia

This image of the area northeast of Melbourne was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on February 16.

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Bushfire in Wilson’s Promontory National Park
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Bushfire in Wilson’s Promontory National Park

This image of a fire in Victoria’s Wilson’s Promontory National Park was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on February 16.

Atmosphere Land Fires

Bushfires in Southeast Australia
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Bushfires in Southeast Australia

This false-color image from the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite shows part of the 30,700-hectare (75861-acre) Beechworth Fire—which killed at least two people according to ABC news reports—on February 10, 2009.

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Bushfires in Southeast Australia
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Bushfires in Southeast Australia

Bushfires continued in the mountains east of Melbourne, Australia, on February 13, 2009, spreading smoke over a wide area to the west.

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Bushfires in Southeast Australia
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Bushfires in Southeast Australia

Numerous fire "hotspots" were detected in natural- and false-color images of southeastern Australia on February 9, 2009.

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Bushfires in Southeast Australia
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Bushfires in Southeast Australia

This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite shows multiple large fires (outlined in red) burning in Victoria, Australia, on February 7.

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