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Major Fires

1961: Thompson Lysterfield - "Wakool" homestead burn down (Doolans)

1962:Major bushfires in the Dandenong Ranges, The Basin, Ferntree Gully National Park, Sherbrooke, Upwey, Mt. Evelyn, Monbulk, Olinda and Sassafras, Hursbrigde and Warrandyte.

1968: The Basin, Ferntree Gully National Park, Sherbrooke.

1972: 1812 Theatre (Lysterfield Progress Hall) burnt down 2nd June.

1973: Lysterfield bushfires.

1976: Auxilium College Fire, Lysterfield - Chapel destroyed.

1977: Logan Park Road bush fire.

1980: Wannop Chemical fire, Kellets road.

1983: Dandenong Ranges, Belgrave Heights, Cockatoo, Upper Beaconsfield (Ash Wednesday fires) (other areas - Ottway ranges, Central Highlands, Warburton.

1987: Westminister Carpet factory, Dandenong.

1988: Peppertree Hill retirement centre community hall.

1991: Swagman Restaurant in Ferntree Gully.

1994: Knox Council office fires.

1997: Mount Eliza, Mount Martha, Kalorama, Olinda and the Dandenong Ranges fires. (Rowville crews sent to NSW for December 1997 fires).

2000: Traditional Baltic Factory fire, Laser Drive.

2002: ISOMER (Islamic Society of Melbourne Eastern Ranges) fire.

2003: Lysterfield Lake Park (near Boral Quarry)

2009: Churchill park and Golf club, Belgrave, Hallam, Kinglake, Whittlesea (Black Saturday).

2010: Carpet factory - Laser Drive, Rowville.

2011: Kilysth Tilling Timber factory fire.

2011: Petrol Tanker fire - Woolworths Petrol Station - Stud Road, Rowville.

2012: Knox Transfer Station / tip fire, Wantirna South

2013: Dandenong South factory fire.

2014: Keysborough factory fire.


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