Fires in Victoria

December 7, 2006

Smoke above Victoria

This picture was taken by a Nasa Terra satellite on 5th December 2006. It shows the smoke of the bushfires in Victoria. The red spots are the actual fires. Today fifty fires are burning throughout the area and firemen don’t think they’ll be able to control the fires today because the weather is bad. Nasa stipulates that a strong El Nino-influence on the weather is not a good thing for the firefighters.

The fires are a result of the ongoing drought and high temperatures. These have created extremely risky conditions for fires in many parts of the country.

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