Pinery fire: two years on

Two years to the day since the devastating Pinery fire tore through more than 82,000 hectares – destroying 91 homes, countless sheds, and claiming two lives – we take a look back at some of the scenes.

From incredible sky shows, to ominous smoke clouds, the swift-moving natural disaster resulted in some incredible images.

There have been many tales of survival to come from the Pinery fire.

One of these is harness enthusiast Claire Goble, who considered giving up on her passion after the Pinery fires tore through the outskirts of her property.

However, her dedication to the sport was rewarded recently with the Chairman’s Award at the 2016-17 Harness Racing SA awards function.

A memorial to the two people who lost their lives – Allan Tiller, Pinery, and Janet Hughes, Hamley Bridge – is currently underway.