Embers glow against the smoke-filled sunset near the town of Gumeracha near Adelaide in South Australia. The fire started after midday on Friday, January 2, and is now in its fifth day.
A bushfire burns through scrub near the town of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills. Temperatures in the area soared to 40°C (104°F) over Friday.
Volunteers from the South Australian Country Fire Service work next to a burnt out shed near the town of One Tree Hill in Adelaide Hills. State officials said over the weekend the fire was the worst outbreak in 30 years since the 1983 fire which killed more than 70 people and destroyed thousands of properties in South Australia.
Residents from the town of One Tree Hill gather at a local elementary school to hear the latest information on bushfires. More than 20 homes have been damaged in the blaze so far and more than 1,000 properties have been left without power.
A destroyed shed sits in the rural suburb of Upper Hermitage in Adelaide. On Monday authorities confirmed that more than 40 outbuildings, such as sheds, were destroyed in the blaze and that number was expected to increase.
Around 40 cats and dogs perished at the Tea Tree Gully Boarding Kennels and Cattery in South Australia. In a statement on the kennel's Facebook group, the owners said "We did manage to save in excess of 40 dogs. Devastatingly we lost the cattery and none of the cats survived."
A plane flies over smoke from fires burning across Adelaide Hills in Australia over the weekend. Around nine towns in South Australia remain at risk.
Residents write messages of support for the firefighters on the wall of a hotel in the town of Gumeracha near Adelaide. Around 800 firefighters and hundreds of volunteers were deployed to fight the blaze.
A resident surveys the remains of his home near the town of Kersbrook near Adelaide, South Australia. On Monday, the South Australian Premier said temporary accommodation has been provided for more than 30 families.
Burned trees line a road near the town of Kersbrook after a bushfire moved through the Adelaide Hills area on Monday. Firefighters are bracing themselves for temperatures of 38°C (100ºF) this week.
Charred trees and bushes stand amid the aftermath of a bushfire near the town of One Tree Hill near the city of Adelaide. So far nearly 13,000 hectares of farmland in South Australia have been destroyed.