Bob Gorringe works to clear the rubble from his razed home at Nymboida.
Bob Gorringe works to clear the rubble from his razed home at Nymboida.

Rebuild continues for Nymboida two months after bushfire

IT'S been a long and hard process for Nymboida residents as they recover from the bushfire that razed more than 80 homes in the village, but after two months residents are beginning to make progress as they look to get on with the job.

Narelle Barker and her husband Bob Gorringe lost everything in the November 8 fire, and Ms Barker said the past eight weeks have been spent sifting through debris and cleaning the site where their house once stood.

"For me personally I'm very lucky my husband is a 'just a get on with it' kind of guy, we've been out there every day, 10 hours a day sifting through rubble, hoping to find something but everything was just melted, the place was vaporised." she said.

Ruins are all that remain of Bob Gorringe and Narelle Barker's home at Nymboida.
Ruins are all that remain of Bob Gorringe and Narelle Barker's home at Nymboida.

"Some people just look at the rubble and cry but we're getting there. The community has received some really good donations.

"Nymboida is great, we've got a lot of go-getters in the community as well as retired intelligent people who are putting their heads together to sort things out.

"We've just got to get this moving need all the support we can get."

Ruins are all that remain of Narelle Barker and Bob Gorringe's home at Nymboida.
Ruins are all that remain of Narelle Barker and Bob Gorringe's home at Nymboida.


Ms Barker said donations were well received by the community, but now their needs had shifted to building supplies and tools, rather than clothes, food and furniture.



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