25 Nov '11, 3pm

Bush fires in southwestern Australia spotted by NASA's Aqua satellite two days ago.

Bush fires in southwestern Australia spotted by NASA's Aqua satellite two days ago.

In late November 2011, bushfires damaged or destroyed up to 20 properties in southwestern Australia, forcing residents to take refuge on a nearby beach, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. According to a bulletin from the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) of Western Australia at 7:30 p.m. local time on November 23, residents still in their homes no longer had time to evacuate, and were encouraged to defend their properties, or take refuge in areas already burned. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image at 2:05 p.m. local time (6:05 UTC) on November 23, 2011. Red outlines in this image indicate high surface temperatures associated with actively burning fires. Smoke billows from multiple blazes, but especially from the fire near Kilcarnup. Emergency bulletins applied to that community as ...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?...

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