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A stone wall commemorates the bushfires of Black Saturday in February 2009.
The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of Victoria on and around Saturday, 7 February 2009. The fires occurred during extreme bushfire-weather conditions and resulted in Australia's highest ever loss of life from a bushfire;173 people died and 414 were injured as a result of the fires.
As many as 400 individual fires were recorded on 7 February. Following the events of 7 February 2009 and its aftermath, that day has become widely referred to as Black Saturday.
One of the fires threatened the towns of Labertouche, Tonimbuk, Jindivick, Drouin, and Longwarry, and embers were starting spot fires up to 20 kilometres to the south. The fire destroyed approximately a dozen houses at Labertouche, Tonimbuk, and Drouin West.
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.036836|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||07-February-2009|
|Actual Event End Date:||07-February-2009|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 10th September, 2010|