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Victorian 2009 February Fires report

Commissioned by the Victorian National Parks Association, Australian Conservation Foundation and The Wilderness Society, this report analyses the driving influences of the February 7 Victorian bushfires and how they passed through and affected different areas.

You can download the full report, a 6.5mb pdf, or if you have a slow internet connection we suggest you download the report in individual sections.

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1.0 Introduction and table of contents (164kb pdf)

2.0 Conditions leading up to the February fires (228kb pdf)

3.0 Rating the conditions of 7 February (50kb pdf)

4.0 Weather conditions and wildfires ignited on 7 February 2009 (74kb pdf)

5.0 Selected major fires ignited on 7 February 2009

6.0 Other fires in Victoria (166kb pdf)

7.0 Overall area fire affected (40kb pdf)

8.0-9.0 Fire danger and changing climate patterns / Fuel reduction burns and extreme fire danger index (108kb pdf)

10 Conclusions (44kb pdf)

References (74kb pdf)