1978 Bairnsdale Fire

A fire began on the Princes Highway near Bairnsdale when a wheel fell of a trailer and the axel scraped along the road verge generating sparks that caused spot fires leading to over 9,500ha mainly private land being burnt and leaving 2 fire fighters dead. More than 6,000 stock were burnt in the fire or had to be destroyed as a result of it.

Newspaper article https://www.bairnsdaleadvertiser.com.au/news/local-news/226-jenny-remembers-husband-s-fire-fight

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