Wilson's Promotory, 2009

 

Early on the morning of Sunday 8 February 2009, the day after what is now known as Black Saturday, a dry lightning storm passed over Wilson’s Promontory and a bushfire ignited. Lightning struck a gully just north of The Cathedral, a mountain at the north end of Sealers Cove on Wilson’s Promontory's east coast.

This bushfire burnt 25 200ha over five weeks, close to 50% of the national park.