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MasterChef runner-up Laura Sharrad shares photo of Adelaide Hills bushfires near family home


MasterChef runner-up Laura Sharrad shares worrying photo of Adelaide Hills bushfires near family home

MasterChef Australia star Laura Sharrad shared shocking images of the Adelaide Hills bushfires that were raging in South Australia over the weekend. 

The Back To Win runner-up posted a photo on her Instagram Story of how close the fire came to her family’s property, on Sunday.

The image showed plumes of smoke rising from nearby bushland near her family’s rural home. 

'A very scary night': MasterChef Australia runner-up Laura Sharrad [pictured] shared a worrying photo of the Adelaide Hills bushfires near her family home on Sunday

‘A very scary night’: MasterChef Australia runner-up Laura Sharrad [pictured] shared a worrying photo of the Adelaide Hills bushfires near her family home on Sunday

She wrote in the caption: ‘A very scary night ahead for a lot of people tonight. This is my parents place in the Adelaide Hills. 

‘They are ok and watching things very closely. Thinking of everyone who’s right in the middle of this,’ the chef added.

The Adelaide Hills fire began on Sunday, and more than 2500 hectares of land went up in flames. 

CFS incident controller Scott Turner said five separate fires had converged into one. 

The fire has since been contained, according to a report by The Adelaide Advertiser, on Monday.

Concerned: The image showed her parents home on a rural and the plumes of smoke rising from a nearby forest. She wrote: 'They are ok and watching things very closely. Thinking of everyone who's right in the middle of this'

Concerned: The image showed her parents home on a rural and the plumes of smoke rising from a nearby forest. She wrote: ‘They are ok and watching things very closely. Thinking of everyone who’s right in the middle of this’

Sweltering conditions: Adelaide's heatwave over the weekend also affected fellow MasterChef star Poh Ling Yeow, who runs a successful food stand - Jamface - at Adelaide Farmers' Market

Sweltering conditions: Adelaide’s heatwave over the weekend also affected fellow MasterChef star Poh Ling Yeow, who runs a successful food stand – Jamface – at Adelaide Farmers’ Market

Thankfully no lives were lost, but two homes, 17 outbuildings and two cars went up in flames, The West Australian reported.  

In addition to the bushfires, Adelaide sweltered through a heatwave, with temperatures as high as 41C on Sunday. 

This also affected fellow MasterChef star Poh Ling Yeow, who runs a successful food stand – Jamface – at Adelaide Farmers’ Market.

She took to her Instagram Story to announce that she would not be setting up her stall because of the weather. 

‘Sorry Jamfacers, on account of the hot weather and wilting cakes Jamface is not at @adelfarmmarket today. Keep cool we’ll see you next week,’ she said in her post.

'Keep cool!': She took to her Instagram Story to announce to that she would not be setting up her stall because of the weather

‘Keep cool!’: She took to her Instagram Story to announce to that she would not be setting up her stall because of the weather

Co-stars: Laura and Poh competed on last year's season of MasterChef Australia

Co-stars: Laura and Poh competed on last year’s season of MasterChef Australia

Laura and Poh competed on last year’s season of MasterChef Australia, featuring new judges Andy Allen, Jock Zonfrillo and Melissa Leong. 

The revived series was a runaway hit for Channel 10 and also proved to be a success around the world after it was voted 2020’s most popular reality series in the world by the Global TV Demand Awards.

Channel 10’s Head of Drama and Executive Production Rick Maier told TV Tonight: ‘This is a thrilling reward and acknowledgement for a terrific series of MasterChef Australia.

‘Its international appeal has always been a source of great pride for Marty Benson, his hard-working team at Endemol Shine Australia and Network 10 – showcasing Australian produce, talent and inclusivity to the world,’ he added.  

Success! The revived MasterChef Australia, featuring new judges Jock Zonfrillo Melissa Leong and Andy Allen, was a runaway hit for Channel 10 this year and was voted 2020's most popular reality series in the world by the Global TV Demand Awards

Success! The revived MasterChef Australia, featuring new judges Jock Zonfrillo Melissa Leong and Andy Allen, was a runaway hit for Channel 10 this year and was voted 2020’s most popular reality series in the world by the Global TV Demand Awards

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