2009 Victorian bushfires

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==Chronology of the fires== ==Chronology of the fires==
-; 28 January 2009+;28 January 2009
:Delburn fire started in Gippsland, arson suspected. :Delburn fire started in Gippsland, arson suspected.
-; 2 February 2009.+;2 February 2009.
:Bunyip State Park fire started by lightning :Bunyip State Park fire started by lightning
;Saturday 7 February 2009. Black Saturday ;Saturday 7 February 2009. Black Saturday
-:Kilmore fire started on farmland. Wandong, Kinglake West, Strathewan, Kinglake and Steels Creek and Flowerdale townships burnt.+:Kilmore fire started on farmland at about 2:30pm.
-:Murrindindi Mill fire started, arson suspected. Narbethong and Marysville townships burnt.+:Wandong, Kinglake West, Strathewan, Kinglake and Steels Creek and Flowerdale townships burnt.
 +:Murrindindi Mill fire started, arson suspected.
 +:Narbethong and Marysville townships burnt.
:Bendigo fire started. :Bendigo fire started.
:Churchill fire started, arson suspected. :Churchill fire started, arson suspected.

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The 2009 Victorian bushfires on Saturday 7 February 2009 were the worst bushfires in Australia's history, surpassing both the Ash Wednesday fires in 1983 and the Black Friday fires in 1939.

Chronology of the fires

28 January 2009
Delburn fire started in Gippsland, arson suspected.
2 February 2009.
Bunyip State Park fire started by lightning
Saturday 7 February 2009. Black Saturday
Kilmore fire started on farmland at about 2:30pm.
Wandong, Kinglake West, Strathewan, Kinglake and Steels Creek and Flowerdale townships burnt.
Murrindindi Mill fire started, arson suspected.
Narbethong and Marysville townships burnt.
Bendigo fire started.
Churchill fire started, arson suspected.
17:00 Wind direction changed from northerly to southerly in Melbourne
Sunday 8 February 2009.
Kilmore and Murrindindi Mill fires merge to form the Kinglake fire complex.

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