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Fires in Queensland Australia
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Fires in Queensland, Australia

May 22, 2013
Multiple large fires were burning in the Buckland Tableland section of the Great Dividing Range Mountains in eastern Queensland on November 3, 2009, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fire are outlined in red. These fires are concentrated farther south than previous images in this event. Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey, NASA Earth Observatory.