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:
Photos of the ash the following day. Photos taken by Jill Sampson
Ash, fragile and very light weight.
Watching the fire to keep it under control.
Blown ash and leaf litter.
Tree burn patterns.
Paper, ash, burnt bones.