THEN prime minister Kevin Rudd said it was the day hell and all its fury visited Victoria.
Few would argue.
As fire tore through the state, it took everything in its path.
Too many lives were lost. Others, forever changed.
Properties were destroyed, livestock killed.
Victoria was forever scarred.
Below, you will find links to the stories of some of those involved or affected by Black Saturday - and their reflections 10 years on.
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