Details of Disaster Information

Australia : Wild Fire : 2009/02/07
GLIDE: WF-2009-000035-AUS  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2009/02/07
Name Wild Fire
Outline The death toll from fires in southern Australia has reached at least 108, the worst in the country's history on 8 February 2009.

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
Reuters AlerNet 2009/02/12
Dead:181 (confirmed)
Homeless: 5,000
Damaged houses: 1,033
Area burnt: 450,000 ha

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Geographycal Data Information
  • Image Gallery of MODIS, NASA
    A crippling heat wave and strong winds in southeastern Australia contributed to an outbreak of forest and grassland fires in Victoria in late January 2009.