Large bushfire impacting Mirranatwa, Victoria, Australia

Fire near Burrinjuck Dam, Australia
Fire near Burrinjuck Dam, Australia
Fire near Burrinjuck Dam, Australia, January 8, 2013. NASA photo by Astronaut Chris Hadfield

A large bushfire moving slowly to the north is impacting Mirranatwa in the Victoria Valley of Australia (map). Three fires have merged into one and are now being managed as the Grampians-Victoria Valley Complex of fires. As of 2:48 a.m. Tuesday February 19 local time it had burned 6,029 hectares (14,897 acres) according to the Country Fire Authority (CFA). The complex includes the fires formerly known as Clutterbucks Road, Jensens Road and Burnt Hut Track.

Personnel from CFA, Department of Sustainability and Environment and Parks Victoria are concentrating on structure protection.

Here is a link to a CFA map of the fire.

Below is an interesting video report about the fire by News.Com.Au (where you can see a larger version of the video image):

Thanks go out to Dick

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

One thought on “Large bushfire impacting Mirranatwa, Victoria, Australia”

  1. I own the property with the woodshed at Mirranatwa Australia, which was very well defended! The footage is interesting.Thought we may have contained the fire,but the weather called the tune.Restoration of fences complete now ,11months later.


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