Wednesday’s devastating bushfire north of Adelaide moved so rapidly via Roseworthy that Kassy Tapp had no option but to stay and defend her home.
“We did have fire fighters right here but it was also late, we couldn’t go, we just could not go,” she mentioned.
“The fire just ripped straight by way of, it went straight more than our residence.”
Ms Tapp mentioned black smoke was billowing from the paddock in front of her house on the Horrocks Highway, before flames jumped into her yard, which she was trying to protect.
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“We just got the water pumps and have been spraying it with the water pumps,” she said.
“It was like a fireball, 90 kilometres an hour.”
Thirty-five homes are confirmed to have been destroyed along with 166 sheds with the blaze burning by way of 82,000 hectares.
There are scenes of destruction all along the Horrocks Highway, like crashed automobiles which remain on the edge of the road.
Both sides of the highway are blackened with crops lost, and Ms Tapp’s neighbours property has also been destroyed.
She stated she felt lucky to nonetheless be alive, provided the devastation surrounding her.
“We really feel excellent but I feel sorry for all the other individuals who have lost their houses,” she said.
“But all our animals are ok, so that’s excellent.
“It was just terrible, it’s the worst fire we’ve had for a really extended time.”
A number of trees along the highway had been still burning on Thursday night, which crews had been working to extinguish.
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