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Bushfires, a heatwave, lightning strikes and homes and property destroyed – that's the week that was across regional and remote South Australia.

Click or swipe through our collection of fires from around the state. Also, listen to the people who were at the helm of the disaster.

Flames and smoke from the fire burning in the Port Germein Gorge were visible from Port Pirie on Thursday night. Photo by Geoff Taylor.

Flames and smoke from the fire burning in the Port Germein Gorge were visible from Port Pirie on Thursday night. Photo by Geoff Taylor.

As the State's heatwave continues, Naracoorte CFS stalwart Joe Hole waits anxiously for a call-out in the telecommunications room at the local station.

As the State's heatwave continues, Naracoorte CFS stalwart Joe Hole waits anxiously for a call-out in the telecommunications room at the local station.

A photo from a resident at Ceduna Waters Wednesday evening of the smoke from the fire at Yumbarra Conservation Park.

A photo from a resident at Ceduna Waters Wednesday evening of the smoke from the fire at Yumbarra Conservation Park.

Fire at Point Boston near Port Lincoln in South Australia broke out on Tuesday after a lightning strike.

Fire at Point Boston near Port Lincoln in South Australia broke out on Tuesday after a lightning strike.

The Ngarkat fire close to the Victorian border from Cuppa Cup, Bordertown.

The Ngarkat fire close to the Victorian border from Cuppa Cup, Bordertown.

Telowie resident Derek Morris hoses down his house, with smoke visible in the background.

Telowie resident Derek Morris hoses down his house, with smoke visible in the background.

Bordertown SA in darkness because of smoke carried over from Ngarkat Conservation Park fires.

Bordertown SA in darkness because of smoke carried over from Ngarkat Conservation Park fires.

This photo of the Bangor bushfire was captured by Natalie Waite at her Weeroona Island home.

This photo of the Bangor bushfire was captured by Natalie Waite at her Weeroona Island home.

A fire burns out of control in Port Germein Gorge, near Port Pirie, South Australia.

A fire burns out of control in Port Germein Gorge, near Port Pirie, South Australia.

Some of the devastation from the fire at Rockleigh near Murray Bridge, South Australia.

Some of the devastation from the fire at Rockleigh near Murray Bridge, South Australia.

Water bomber makes a drop on a fire burning at Delamere in South Australia. Photo by Bill Stevens

Water bomber makes a drop on a fire burning at Delamere in South Australia. Photo by Bill Stevens

Aerial support flies in to help firefighters on the ground at Delamere in South Australia's Lower Fleurieu Peninsula. Photo by Bill Stevens.

Aerial support flies in to help firefighters on the ground at Delamere in South Australia's Lower Fleurieu Peninsula. Photo by Bill Stevens.

Firefighting efforts in the Lower Fleurieu Peninsula area of South Australia. Photo by Bill Stevens

Firefighting efforts in the Lower Fleurieu Peninsula area of South Australia. Photo by Bill Stevens

People living in Murray Bridge could see the glow of fires at nearby Rockleigh as it burnt throughout the night. Photo by Brian Hansen.

People living in Murray Bridge could see the glow of fires at nearby Rockleigh as it burnt throughout the night. Photo by Brian Hansen.

A fire burning at Port Boston near Port Lincoln, South Australia has been contained but firefighters are on standby.

A fire burning at Port Boston near Port Lincoln, South Australia has been contained but firefighters are on standby.

Water bombers are on hand to help the 150 firefighters at Delamere in the Lower Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Photo by Bill Stevens.

Water bombers are on hand to help the 150 firefighters at Delamere in the Lower Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Photo by Bill Stevens.

A fire at Rockleigh, near Murray Bridge in South Australia burns out of control.

A fire at Rockleigh, near Murray Bridge in South Australia burns out of control.

One of 22 aerial support craft helping South Australian firefighters battling 25 fires across the state.

One of 22 aerial support craft helping South Australian firefighters battling 25 fires across the state.

Fire at Rockleigh in South Australia could be seen from nearby Adelaide Hills town of Bruckunga. Photo by Ellen Reeves

Fire at Rockleigh in South Australia could be seen from nearby Adelaide Hills town of Bruckunga. Photo by Ellen Reeves

Two fires are burning out of control in South Australia including this one at Delamere on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Photo by Kathryn Pentecost.

Two fires are burning out of control in South Australia including this one at Delamere on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Photo by Kathryn Pentecost.

Fire burns near Point Boston, South Australia.

Fire burns near Point Boston, South Australia.

The fire got close to the Abalone farms at Point Boston, South Australia. Photo by Lester Barnes.

The fire got close to the Abalone farms at Point Boston, South Australia. Photo by Lester Barnes.

A fire burns near the Point Boston development and local abalone farms near Port Lincoln, South Australia.

A fire burns near the Point Boston development and local abalone farms near Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Fire at Point Boston near Port Lincoln South Australia which burn when the first lightning strikes hit the state of Tuesday.

Fire at Point Boston near Port Lincoln South Australia which burn when the first lightning strikes hit the state of Tuesday.

A water bomber takes off from the Port Lincoln Airport to assist firefighters at nearby Point Boston.

A water bomber takes off from the Port Lincoln Airport to assist firefighters at nearby Point Boston.

Burnt scrub pictured following the containment of a fire at Point Boston, South Australia.

Burnt scrub pictured following the containment of a fire at Point Boston, South Australia.

A fire breaks out in the Eden Valley Friday afternoon.

A fire breaks out in the Eden Valley Friday afternoon.

Country Fire Service volunteers put out hot spots at Point Boston fires, South Australia.

Country Fire Service volunteers put out hot spots at Point Boston fires, South Australia.

Burnt scrub, Point Boston, South Australia.

Burnt scrub, Point Boston, South Australia.

A fire burns near the Point Boston development and an abalone farms outside of Port Lincoln, South Australia.

A fire burns near the Point Boston development and an abalone farms outside of Port Lincoln, South Australia.

Port Pirie relief centre operations manager Robyn Aylesbury and Lions Club president Bryan Jensen draw up  24-hour rosters ready for people fleeing from fires at Port Germeine.

Port Pirie relief centre operations manager Robyn Aylesbury and Lions Club president Bryan Jensen draw up 24-hour rosters ready for people fleeing from fires at Port Germeine.

SAFETY INFORMATION


  • Remember to take your prescriptions and medication, photo ID, bottles of water, your mobile phone and charger and consider what you will do with your pets
  • If you have time, check your neighbours to see if they are monitoring conditions
  • Contact a family member or friend to tell them what you plan to do

STAY INFORMED


  • Contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361
  • For hearing or speech impaired users, phone 1300 555 727, then ask for 1300 362 361
  • Or visit cfs.sa.gov.au