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Bushfire Volunteers Plaque : 11-04-2014
Bushfire Volunteers Plaque : 11-04-2014

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford
The plaque commemorates the efforts of volunteers with the Country Fire Authority and others combating the Anakie Fires of January 2006.

In January 2006 lightning brought wildfire to one of the State's most loved parks. Despite lengthy efforts to control the fire from DSE, Parks Victoria and CFA fire fighters, flames engulfed more than 6700 hectares of National Park, public land and pasture land before finally being controlled on Tuesday 24 January 2006. The fire threatened the town of Anakie and more than 40 percent of the National Park was destroyed.

Location

Address:2153 Geelong - Ballan Road, outside General Store, Anakie, 3221
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.910989
Long: 144.254258
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire

Dedication

Front Inscription
This plaque recognises the efforts of the many volunteers both Country Fire Authority and others in combating the Anakie Fires of January 2006
Source: MA
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