There was a fire yesterday on the Fleurieu Peninsula at Mosquito Hill near the Scott Conservation Park, which is north east of the river town of Goolwa on the River Murray. The fire burnt around 130 hectares of scrub and farmland around Mosquito Hill during a day of high temperatures and strong winds. Sheds and a greenhouse were destroyed, but no houses and, thankfully, no people died. The roadside ignition point was a site on the Goolwa Rd.
I went and scoped the fire area this morning. It took me an hour or so of driving around after going to Mt Compass to find the burnt area, which is mostly farmland. I didn't really know the bush fire area that well--it was bounded by Goolwa Road, Kokoda Road, Deep Creek Road, Trig Point Road, Olsen Road and Cleland Gully Road---
I wanted to see whether the area was accessible and what the various objects (trees and farmland) looked like. Would it be suitable for dark landscapes?
If so, then 1'd return to photograph in better lighting conditions.
The CFS were everywhere keeping an eye of the fringes of the burnt area--the fire has been contained and downgraded to a watch and act. Bits of the burnt area along the roadside where still smouldering.
The light wasn't good when I was wandering around the area as it was midday, and the cloud cover was breaking up.