As bushfires continue to wreak destruction across large areas of Victoria, a group of Google engineers have developed a map using real-time RSS updates from the Country Fire Authority to track fire activity. Given that the CFA has urged that usage of its own site be minimised to ensure people in affected areas can access it, this is a sensible alternative.
Google Maps Offers Real-Time Victorian Bushfire Updates
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