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Fire by Great Dividing Range, Australia

24.5S 146.2E

November 28th, 2012 Category: Fires, Mountains

Australia – November 26th, 2012

A fire in the upper right quadrant of this image of Australia releases a plume of white smoke towards the southwest. The fire is located in Queensland by the Great Dividing Range, or the Eastern Highlands, Australia’s most substantial mountain range. The third longest in the world, the range stretches more than 3,500 kilometres (2,175 mi) from Dauan Island off the northeastern tip of Queensland, running the entire length of the eastern coastline through New South Wales, then into Victoria and turning west, before finally fading into the central plain at the Grampians in western Victoria.

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