Image: South Australia heat waves and wildfires

Updated on 17 January 2014, 12:39 AEST

At noon yesterday, Adelaide officially became the hottest city in the world, when the temperature reached 44.2 degrees Celsius, which was lower than the original forecast of 46 degrees Celsius and did not break the temperature record. In January 1939, Adelaide had a high temperature of 1 degrees Celsius.

At the same time, the out-of-control fire in Bangor, south of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, has not been effectively controlled. In addition, in Kiama, wildfires broke through the line of defense and threatened a home.

The following are photos of residents across South Australia showing the various effects of bushfires and heat waves.

In the southeast of South Australia Nakat (Ngarkat) Thick smoke from wildfires. (Photographing: ABC audience Robin Vero)

A volunteer from the Rural Fire Service cuts the barbed wire to allow firefighters to pass and fight the bushfires in the Rockleigh area. (Photographed by Trent Murphy, Rural Fire Service in Sterling Area)

Wildfires in Port Germein. (From Twitter account: Matt Dolan 91)

Smoke billowing from the wildfire in Port Germein. (From Twitter account:Natalie Waite)