The researchers below are studying extreme fire weather using portable radar. This is part of the Bushfire Convective Plume Experiment (BCPE) associated with the University of Queensland in Australia.
Victoria’s Country Fire Authority distributed the image below earlier on Tuesday (U.S. time) — the photo is from the Bolton Fire, the same one being studied by the researchers above:
The photos below are also from the Bolton Fire. The CFA is saying the fire is now contained. A satellite photo of the fire’s location showed a hilly forested area surrounded by treeless pastures and other agriculture.