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Fires Continue to Affect Queensland, Australia

16.2S 142.7E

November 7th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – November 7th, 2012

Smoke from fires on the Cape York Peninsula, in Queensland, Australia, are blowing towards the southwest. Officials have warned residents of a high fire danger over the last week, particularly in the central parts of the region. The fires are consuming dry grass, bush and vegetation.

Fires Throughout Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia – November 6th, 2012

16.2S 142.9E

November 6th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia – November 4th, 2012

Many plumes of smoke can be visible throughout the Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia. Most of the smoke is blowing in a generally westward direction, although wind currents cause some plumes to fan out over a greater area than others.

Fires Still Ablaze on Cape York Peninsula, Australia

October 23rd, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – October 21st, 2012

In the upper left quadrant of this image, three fires on the Cape York Peninsula of Queensland, Australia, release plumes of smoke towards the west and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Another, larger fire is visible at the base of the peninsula (bottom center), with a plume of smoke blowing towards the southwest.

Fires on Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula, Australia – October 21st, 2012

15.7S 142.9E

October 21st, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Australia – October 16th, 2012

Fires are burning in various parts of Queensland, Australa. Here, a blaze located near the top of the Cape York Peninsula, releases a plume of smoke due west towards the Gulf of Carpentaria. Another blaze can be viewed near the base of the peninsula, also with smoke blowing towards the west, although not reaching as far.

Fires in Queensland, Australia

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October 16th, 2012 Category: Fires

Australia – October 14th, 2012

Plumes of smoke from two fires can be observed in Queensland Australia, west of the Coral Sea coast. The fire in the lower left quadrant releases smoke that blows towards the southwest, while the fire closer to the image center releases a thicker plume that blows west-northwest. The smoke from the fire mixes with the popcorn clouds that dot the skies above northern Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula.

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