Fires in Tasmania and Victoria, Australia38S 140.9E
Australia has been hit by hit temperatures, dry conditions, and strong winds over the last week, making for dangerous fire conditions. As over 130 fires burn in New South Wales, 40 of which have not yet been contained (click here for other images), blazes are also affecting Tasmania (bottom right) and Victoria (upper left). The fire in Victoria is located near the coast and the border with South Australia. The blaze on the Tasman peninsula is currently uncontrolled, and is located near areas already hit by blazes over the weekend.