The chaos of November 9 and 10 is thankfully behind the communities of Old Bar and Wallabi Point, but the photos residents have shared stand as a stark reminder of just how close the fires came to destroying homes.
They also capture the heroic efforts of the emergency crews who worked tirelessly to avert what could have been a very real disaster.
A semblance of normality has returned to Old Bar this morning, November 11, with Old Bar Road open again for the first time since Friday evening.
The Pacific Highway has also been reopened.
However, Saltwater Road remains closed and parts of Wallabi Point are still without power.
Pockets of Old Bar continue to experience power outages as well.
The majority of schools across the Manning and Great Lakes are also closed, with the closures expected to continue into Tuesday ahead of the horrific fire conditions predicted.
RFS district officer Stuart Robb said fire conditions on Tuesday were expected to be similar or worse than those experienced on Friday.
He said the risk of the current fires flaring and breaching containment was real.
He urged people in the area to remain vigilant over the coming days.
"Even if your plan is to leave early, the more you prepare your home, the more likely it will survive a bushfire or ember attack," he said.
"A well-prepared home can also be easier for you or firefighters to defend, and is less likely to put your neighbours' homes at risk.
"A well-prepared home will also give you more protection if a fire threatens suddenly and you cannot leave."
Mr Robb said it was important to keep up to date.
Download the Fires Near Me app, which publishes information about new fires and major fire updates, and set up a watch area.