Alan McFetridge received the TPA/RPS Environmental Awareness Bursary in 2016 with his proposed project Wild Fire, Wild Suburbs, Wild Energy which examined the aftermath of a wildfire that affected a large area of the Boreal forest in Canada. The fire began on 3rd May 2016 and started when heated muskeg from a quad bike’s exhaust fell onto the forest floor igniting a blaze that reached temperatures of 1000°C. The flames spread 280 meters across the Athabasca River and burned for 30 days. By the end of May 2016, an area with a circumference of 1000km had been affected by the fire, leaving 588,621 hectares of forest black and burnt.
You can read more about Alan’s project on his website