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Australia : Wild Fire : 2009/02/07

GLIDE:  WF-2009-000035-AUS

Satellite Images (Sentinel Asia):  ERAUGA000002

Duration 2009/02/07
Country or District Australia
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.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact 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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Report/Articles

CNN.com 2009/02/24
The death toll from bushfires in southeastern Australia has risen to 210, police in the state of Victoria said on 24 February 2009.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009/02/19
Bushfire death toll rises to 208

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009/02/17
Bushfire death toll rises to 200

Reuters AlerNet 2009/02/12
Factbox - Australia\'s deadliest bushfires

Government of Australia 2009/02/11
So far 173 deaths, more than 500 injured, nearly 1,000 homes destroyed, thousands now homeless, 365,000 hectares burnt, 25 local government authorities affected, entire towns gone.

BBC News 2009/02/08
The death toll from fires in southern Australia has reached at least 108, the worst in the country\'s history.

Geographycal Data Information

OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/02/09
Australia: Wildfire (as of 9 February 2009)

Pictures

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.