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Fires East of the Pilliga Scrub, Australia

30.7S 149.2E

October 26th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – October 24th, 2012

Fires can be seen (top right) in New South Wales, Australia, in a national park not far from the coast of, near the border with Queensland. Plumes of smoke from the two largest fires are blowing westward.

Also of note, appearing as a large, brown expanse in the upper left quadrant, are the State Forests of The Pilliga, commonly known as the Pilliga Scrub. The area is composed of some 3000 km2 of semi-arid woodland in temperate north-central New South Wales, Australia. It is the largest such continuous remnant in the state.

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