Bushfires in Western Australia
The following bushfire alert was issued by the Department of Environment and Conservation in Western Australia.
"A bushfire advisory remains in place for people traveling on Gunbarrel Highway in Gibson Desert Nature Reserve in the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku.
The fire is burning north and south of the Gunbarrel Highway near Everard Junction. It may impact on the Gunbarrel Highway and Gary Highway over the next few days, north and east of Everard Junction.
There is no threat to lives or homes. Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date if you are travelling through this area."
This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on September 21, 2012. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC. Caption by Lynn Jenner
Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia