Fire on Bimblebox Nature Refuge

While we were on Bimblebox Nature Reufuge during September 2012, a control burn had to be done.  A break was burnt around our remote bush campsite.  After two nights of burning off a narrow ring of burnt bushland circumnavigated our campsite.  The burning was spectacular against the night sky, while the morning revealed ash pictures which continued to change as logs and leaves smouldered.  The spinifex combusts easily, magnificently highlighting how flammable this native Australian grass is.

Fire photos taken by Glenda Orr:

Fire at Bimblebox, by Glenda Orr

Fire on Bimblebox, by Glenda Orr

Fire on Bimblebox by Glenda Orr

Fire on Bimblebox by Glenda Orr

Fire on Bimblebox by Glenda Orr

Fire on Bimblebox by Glenda Orr

Fire on Bimblebox by Glenda Orr

Fire on Bimblebox by Glenda Orr

Fire on Bimblebox by Glenda Orr

Photos of the ash the following day.  Photos taken by Jill Sampson

Hot Coals, Bimblebox, by Jill Sampson

Hot coals.

After the Fire, Bimblebox, by Jill Sampson

After the Fire, Bimblebox, by Jill Sampson

Ash, fragile and very light weight.

After the Fire, Bimblebox, by Jill Sampson

Light burn, Bimblebox, by Jill Sampson

Watching the fire to keep it under control.

Ash on the ground, Bimblebox, by Jill Sampson

Blown ash and leaf litter.

Burnt tree, Bimblebox, by Jill Sampson

Tree burn patterns.

Ash Pictures, Bimblebox, by Jill Sampson

Ash shadow.

Paper, ash, burnt bones, Bimblebox by Jill Sampson and Karl Hoch

Paper, ash, burnt bones.

After the Fire, Bimblebox, by Jill Sampson

Ash.

One response to “Fire on Bimblebox Nature Refuge

  1. Glenda, I loved every photo. Mother Nature is still beautiful, even in fire events. This was a controlled burn with minimum damage to the environment so you can imagine what a wildfire would do on the Nature Refuge.

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