"The house went down, the sheds, stables, tractors, quads...everything."
Paul Miscamble's property was reduced to rubble by a ferocious bushfire that tore through Bobin last month.
He spoke to Manning River Times about the devastation left behind and showed the severe damage through a series of photos (see video below).
On Friday, November 8, Paul noticed thick smoke near Caparra. He was then alerted to news the fire had reached Bobin and had damaged Bobin Public School.
"We didn't get taken out until the Saturday (November 9) where it came around and started to spread," Paul said.
"I tried to get in at 7 o'clock in the morning with a firie, Bob Hope from Wallaby Joe.
"At the time my property was fine, we had to cut trees off Bulga Road to get in and when we got in with my young fella the paddocks had started to spot fire and it was starting to creep around the ridge towards my place."
Paul instructed his son, Kyle, to grab what belongings he could. Paul had previously slashed a paddock to make an earth fire break.
"I started to light that up to back burn," Paul said.
While he was back burning, Paul heard a loud noise before trees in the paddock and along a nearby ridge began to explode.
"The flames came up to about 16 feet coming across the paddock to us and it was just racing so I told the young fella (Kyle) to get out," Paul said.
"We jumped in the car and drove down the road through the flames through the causeway where the flames were still burning, made it down a few more causeways back to where it had already been burnt."
They returned to the site one hour later to find the property decimated. Paul and Kyle were able to free their chickens from a pen, which was on fire.
The bushfire then changed direction and forced them to evacuate again. They were able to return a short time later.
After he assessed the scene, Paul found six power poles down on his property.
The heat was so intense, metal purlins inside a shed melted. A photo also showed an aluminium bull bar and engine block from his Nissan Patrol melted on the ground.
The property was unfortunately uninsured.
Two months prior to the bushfire crisis, Paul began to renew his insurance. Due to bushfires at Port Macquarie at the time, this area was declared a fire zone which meant his premium rose by $3000.
He was told an upfront payment was needed but while he accrued the funds the bushfire hit Bobin.
"We had the $3000 but we didn't have the whole lot but oh well, that's life," Paul said.
Paul camped in the area and stayed with neighbours following the fires. He has since upgraded to a donated caravan.
The flames came up to about 16 feet coming across the paddock to us and it was just racing so I told the young fella to get outPaul Miscamble
The support from the Manning community in the wake of the bushfires has been overwhelming.
"It's been fantastic- from Rotary and the Lions Club, the volunteers out at Wingham and the Taree evacuation centre," Paul said.
"The outpouring of generosity has been absolutely overwhelming.
"When it first happened your emotions are going haywire, you're riding the rollercoaster as I call it from massive loss where your heart is breaking and about to burst into tears to being about to burst into tears from people's generosity.
"It's the kindness and support they've come up with like a basic hug."
He recalled friends, who lost their homes in the Blue Mountains in the late 1980s, didn't receive ongoing support from their community 'once the media attention went away'.
It's a different scenario in the Manning Valley.
"It's great to see that we are still getting the support, we're still getting the media attention and people are concerned about us," Paul said.
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