"No house, not very much of anything, mate."
That's Dave Miller's blunt assessment of what's left at his bushfire-ravaged property at Kersbrook in the Adelaide Hills.
Dave, 60, was forced to flee to a friend's house with his blue heeler Zeus when fire bore down on his Devil's Gully Road property on Friday.
Back in Kersbrook on Monday, he was met with a grim scene.
"I've got a diesel tank still standing with 4000 litres of diesel in but I've got nothing else," he told AAP.
"I've got full rainwater tanks with fire pumps attached to them that just disintegrated."
Dave says he plans to rebuild and has no intention of leaving the Adelaide Hills, despite the constant threat of bushfire.
"I couldn't go down to the city," he said.
"I'll stay up here. I'll get a caravan or something to live in and just keep going."
In the meantime, he's in the same boat as many other frustrated residents who are unable to get around road blocks.
Authorities hope to be in a position to allow more residents to return home later on Monday but fallen trees and power lines are blocking access to many roads.