THE WEEKEND was an alarming time for many in our Valley - with an unseasonal ring of fire in the Macleay.
In times of uncertainty, information is king.
As a volunteer firefighter, it was a reminder to self of the good qualities in human nature so often revealed by challenges to community.
Landholders were quick to seek out neighbours and assist.
And our local agencies - headlined by the Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW, swung into action.
The women and men inside the uniforms are after all - local residents too.
While as an Argus subscriber you have 24-7 access to your local, State and national news - there are rare times, very infrequently, where we can make a particular story available to all even if they have not yet taken advantage of becoming a subscriber.
This was the case with elements of our bushfire coverage.
While the fires have either been brought under control, or are being controlled - the work for our firies very much continues.
Drive past your local volunteer fire shed any day this week and you will inevitably see cars parked outside - as firefighters continue to raise their hands for long shifts across the day or night.
As a subscriber, we'll continue to bring you their stories.
Christian Knight, Editor, Macleay Argus