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Fire/land tenure map of the Murrindindi fire that burnt through Marysville overlaid onto the latest NASA satellite Infrared Image

Here is a fire/land tenure map of the Murrindindi fire that burnt through Marysville overlaid onto the latest NASA satellite Infrared Image. The suspected ignition point is at the Murrindindi Sawmill. Read More

Here is a fire/land tenure map of the Murrindindi fire that burnt through Marysville overlaid onto the latest NASA satellite Infrared Image.

 

 

 

The suspected ignition point is at the Murrindindi Sawmill. I have shown the suspected start point marked with an arrow and 'S'. It then spread through the state forests, upon which have been extensively logged and roaded (coupes are outlined in light grey). It then progressed through the plantations, and through the cleared farmlands. It then entered the Marysville State Forest. A substantial section of the top portion of this forest area had a prescribed burn applied last year. The fire then proceeded into Marysville and surrounds. From there, it progressed into the surrounding state forest, which has been extensively logged and roaded, and then entered the O'Shannessy Water Catchment, which is part of the Yarra Ranges National Park.

 

The darker the colour of the area photographed indicates the greater intensity of the fire that burned there. The red colour is indicative of unburnt vegetation. I am assuming that the darker areas of the O'Shannessy were burnt in the extreme weather conditions of Sat Feb 7. Within the burnt area of the national park, there are shades of red, indicative of vegetation not being completely heavily scorched.

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