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Major Fires

Major Fires & Fire Seasons

This map has been derived from a dataset,"Fire History Records of Fires across Victoria" produced by Data Victoria.

The 1938/1939 map shows all the features in the dataset as does the 1964/65 map.
The 1977 Creswick fire is on this map because it was a very personal attack for many of us.
The 1982/1983 map focuses on the most significant fires.
The 2002/2003 Alpine Complex map shows all of the features available, as do the maps for 2006/07, 2008/2009 and 2019/2020.

The translation of the data into this webmap means that you should treat the areas shown as good, but not precise, interpretations of the base data. More information will be made available when we have had time to do some labelling of the areas shown.

There were major fires in 1926 and 1932 affecting the mountain ash forests east of Melbourne, but no map data are available for either of them.

See also: Major Fires