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Sunday, December 10, 2006

current bushfire map

Try clicking on this link, to see the latest 24 hour reported fires in the Victorian "High Country".

That map will show you the entire region from Melbourne in the south-west (lower left) of the picture, to the East Gippsland lakes, omn the right hand side of the image.

The red flame icons mark fires within the last 12 hours. Yellow flames icons mark fires within the last 24 hours.

You can use the slider bar to the left of the image, to zoom in or out.

Thanks to "anonymous" who sent me the link for this amazing website, put up by "Aus-emaps". This map is one of their thematic maps, part of their "Natural Hazards" series, on bushfire dangers in the last 24 hours.

That last page link contains a very interesting discussion of the facts which this blog has been reporting since October - the unseasonally early summer heat, and what this is likely mean in terms of bushfires this summer.

Do yourself a favour - read that page, to help understand what is happening around you.

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