Gallery Back Save Mapping the 2003 Canberra Fire facebook SHARE twitter TWEET email google-plus linkedin reddit More A collection of maps showing how the 2003 Canberra firestorm began and spread towards the city. Previous slide Next slide The location of the four main fires which impacted on Canberra in January, 2003. Source: Coroner Doogan's report on the Canberra bushfire. McIntyre Hut at 8pm on January 8. At this point milder weather slowed the fire. On the western slope of the Goodradigbee River, it had burnt out a creek catchment up to Webbs ridge and generated firebrands sparking more fires (see smaller patches at right) including Baldy ridge, 6kms downwind. Source: Coroner Doogan's report on the Canberra bushfire. SNAG-0010 (1).jpg McIntyre Hut fire at 4.30pm on January 15, 2003. The fire spread within the containment lines, filling unburnt pockets east of Baldy Ridge and in the Headquarters of Flea Creek. Source: Coroner Doogan's report on the Canberra bushfire. McIntyre Hut fire at 2pm on Saturday, January 18, 2003. An hour earlier it had overwhelmed fire fighters and made a fast run through Uriarra settlement. By 2.30pm the fire had crossed the Murrumbidgee River into sparse pasture and thrown a spot fire into the western edge of Stromlo. Source: Coroner Doogan's report on the Canberra bushfire. Bendora Fire at 9pm on January 8. Starting six hours earlier in extreme fire conditions, it was protected from west-north-west winds and spead upwards slowly. A southerly change calmed conditions about 9pm, but there was heavy fuel which enabled its spread overnight. Source: Coroner Doogan's report on the Canberra bushfire. Bendora Fire soon after 4pm. ?As well as spreading on the western aspects of Brindabella Valley, the southern perimeter was linking up with backburning that had been established along the Mount Franklin Road. Source: Coroner Doogan's report on the Canberra bushfire. McIntyre Hut and Bendora Fires at 2.30pm. Wind had increased sharply, from 35km/h to 60km/h. The northern flank of the Bendora fire blew out as a mass of embers. Source: Coroner Doogan's report on the Canberra bushfire. The two main fires at 3.45pm after merging about an hour earlier. As fires merged they became more intense, generating a tornado, with winds estimated at more than 200km/h. All fires burnt into the western edge of suburban Canberra over 12km from Duffy to Gordon, about 4pm, with some spot fires ahead of them. Source: Coroner Doogan's report on the Canberra bushfire. of More Galleries Previous Next ACT Olympians and Paralympians officially welcomed back to Canberra. Cartoons of the week: September 25, 2016 Government House Open Day Clubs ACT public rally held at the Raiders Belconnen oval War Memorial exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait military stories. Canberra Times Spring photo competition 2016 (gallery 1) Cartoons of the week: September 19, 2016 Canberra students learn about farm life at EPIC.