A week after ferocious flames tore through properties in central western NSW, the damage is becoming clear.
According to the ABC, the Sir Ivan fire razed more than 55,000 hectares of land, destroyed entire towns destroyed and claimed thousands of livestock, on the back of the most catastrophic fire conditions the state has ever endured.
But while many have fled, the ashen communities of the Warrumbungle region have in fact experienced an influx of traffic over the past few days.
More than 50 trucks have rolled into the town of Dunedoo carrying hay for the fire-affected farmers.
According to the ABC, some 3000 bales are due to arrive in the district this week, delivered by charitable drivers from as far away as Emerald, Queensland.
One of the organisers, Andrew Glover of Cootamundra, told the ABC: “We couldn’t be seen to be sitting at home on our hands not helping.”