At least two homes and other buildings have been lost in a dangerous bushfire that raged through South Australia's southeast.
The Country Fire Service says the Sherwood fire destroyed 12,100 hectares of scrub and farmland before it was contained early on Sunday morning.
Media reports indicated at least two homes and possibly a third were destroyed along with four other buildings.
The Country Fire Service confirmed homes and other structures were burnt but said the full extent of losses, including farm stock, is still to be determined.
Rick Moss, who rented one of the homes with his partner Linda, said a wind change had sent the fire in their direction.
"We didn't have time to find the cat or anything, we just had to get out, it just came that quick," he told ABC radio.
Police are investigating the cause of the blaze and there have been no reports of any serious injuries.
CFS Duty Manager Nik Stanley said the incident was a reminder of how quickly a fire can get out of control.
"Due to the severe weather conditions, firefighters on the ground had to work defensively to protect assets until the fire conditions were safe enough for them to begin offensive operations," he said.
"The Sherwood fire should be considered a wake-up call for all of South Australia."
CFS crews are continuing to monitor the fire in an attempt to extinguish it completely ahead of warmer weather in the coming days.
At the height of the emergency on Saturday, a CFS crew survived a frightening burnover in their truck as the fire raged.
The crew was among more than 70 firefighters who battled the blaze which also posed a threat to communities at Brimbago, Lowan Vale, McCallum and Senior near the South Australian-Victorian border.
The fire was among about 40 incidents requiring CFS attention on Saturday, including other fires at Happy Valley, Penfield and one at a rubbish dump at McLaren Vale where equipment valued at $1.5 million was lost.
On Sunday a fire was also destroyed grassland at Carrickalinga, south of Adelaide.