Black Saturday Bushfire Disaster Remembered 10 Years On

The first in a series of commemorative events to mark 10 years since Victoria's catastrophic bushfires will be held in one of the worst-hit towns on Friday.

A full police escort, police horses and shrine guards will take part in a ceremony to be held at Marysville police station to mark a decade since the February 7, 2009 fires.

During the service, the Australian flag which had been flying during the Black Saturday bushfires will be returned to its original home from 11.30am.

Black Saturday Bushfires
A man returns to his home in Marysville in the aftermaths of the fires. Image: AAP.

The event will honour the 173 people killed and 4000 others injured during the fires.

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The service comes ahead of a state service at the Royal Exhibition Building gardens in Melbourne on Monday.