By Darren Stones
The Beechworth bushfire commenced on Saturday February 7 2009 in Victoria, Australia. That day was later labelled Black Saturday.
The fire started about 6 pm on 7 February, 3 kilometres south of Beechworth, and was driven in a southerly direction through pine plantations by hot northerly winds.
The fire burnt over 300 km² 30,000 ha and threatened nearby towns including: Stanley, Yackadandah, Bruarong, Dederang, Kancoona, Kancoona South, Coralbank, Glen Creek and Running Creek.
These photos were taken on Wednesday April 29 2009 along the C534 road in Victoria, Australia.