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The plaque commemorates the Country Fire Service (C.F.S.) volunteers who worked in suppressing the Sampson Flat fires in January 2015. 

The fire burned uncontrolled for 4 days, destroying homes, businesses, forest, grazing land, vineyards, livestock and properties across approximately 12,600 hectares. From Sampson Flat, it travelled in a south easterly direction, impacting a number of towns including Kersbrook and Gumeracha. 

More than 3,500 firefighters responded to the fire, including support from NSW and Victorian fire authorities.  The Sampson Flat Fire was declared a Major Emergency on 3 January.

The fire destroyed approximately 24 houses, 103 sheds and caused 62 firefighter injuries, with a damage bill estimated at $13 million.  There were no human fatalities as a result of this bushfire.

 

 

Location

Address:Black Top Road, One Tree Hill, 5114
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.718886
Long: 138.766271
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Sub-Theme:Fire
Actual Event Start Date:02-January-2015
Actual Event End Date:09-January-2015
Link:https://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/about-cfs…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 6th October, 2007
Front Inscription

Sampson Flat Fires - January 2015

In Honour of the TRUE locals

CFS - Men & Women Volunteers, who worked
tirelessly around the clock to SAVE
Property, Flora & Fauna
We say THANK YOU

Source: MA
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