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October 4, 2011 - Fires in the Savannah Grasslands of Australia's Northern Territory

Savannah Grassland Fires Before
Landsat 5
September 7, 2011
Savannah Grassland Fires After
Landsat 5
September 23, 2011
Savannah Grassland Fires Before
Savannah Grassland Fires After
September 7, 2011 September 23, 2011
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Australia's normally dry interior was covered in thick grass that, after drying over the winter months, turned into an abundant source of fuel for the large fires burning throughout Australia's Northern Territory. The 2011 fire season is considered one of the most extreme in recent years. An example of the recent burn damage can be seen in the comparison of the September 7 and September 23 Landsat 5 images above.