|Date||Fire||Location||Longitude (d.dd°)||Latitude (d.dd°)||Elevation (m)||Type||Code|
|7th Feb 2009||East Kilmore Fire||Kilmore Gap, Vic||145.02||-37.28||400||L||090207A|
This fire started west of the Hume Highway and near the town of Kilmore. With a wind direction of 330° grid the fire started travelling to the east. However, the mapping shows clearly that the fire also moved to the west southwest in the lee of a hill.|
While this event does not have a strong right-angle bend in its perimeter, the alignment of the fire with the terrain shows that channelling was involved almost immediately after ignition.
|Fire Channelling edges overlaid on DEM showing precise terrain alignment.|
|Channelling fire edges overlaid on ASTER image taken shortly after the fire.|
Note that the fire direction scars in the pine forest to the east show that fire travelled through it to the southeast. This strongly suggests that non-channelled fire runs occured after the linescans were flown.