Fire has burnt around every corner of the East Lynne Store - it's difficult to spot a tree without a blackened trunk.
Owner Bede Cooper has been working non-stop to protect his property since the Currowan fire started.
"I've probably had four hours sleep since last Tuesday," he said.
"I was standing there last night about 3am in the morning having a beer and I fell asleep standing up and dropped the Corona."
Bede bought the store just five months ago to show off his antique cars and bikes.
On Monday night, December 2, as the blaze tore through East Lynne, there were about 15 fire trucks there to help protect the store, the petrol bowsers, gas bottles and the valuable collection.
The fire around the property was fierce and firefighters managed to save everything. Not even a shed was burnt.
"I've never seen anything like it. It was just like rapid machine gun fire all over the place," Bede said.
He was very grateful for the all crews who had helped him - and he has fed and refuelled them and their trucks.
"I went through a lot of pies, drinks and coffees; we fed the fire brigades. They were trying to pay me and I said it's the least I could do," he said
He told them, if they really wanted to pay they could put a donation into the Depot Bush Fire Bridge helmet on the counter.
Their was also a huge effort by neighbours who had their own properties to save.
"Jim, he's gone out now to fight a fire at his own place. He's fought mine, now he's going out there ... such fantastic neighbours and friends.
"I couldn't get a pump from the hardware, they were all sold out, so I went and bought a lot of garden hoses and hooked him up and we filled a lot of buckets.
"It was a waste of time trying to wet things down because the wind was just drying it all out."
Although Bede and the East Lynne Store survived the worst of the fire, they're not in the clear.
The Currowan fire was yesterday again upgraded to emergency warning.
As Bede was speaking to Australian Community Media, a small spot fire reignited at his fenceline.
A few minutes later, north on the Princes Highway, another large blaze flared.
It is now going to be a struggle to prepare Christmas stock.
"We've definitely lost a lot of business. The cooks should be getting ready for Christmas, so we're not going to have enough stock to make the money we don't make in winter," he said.
A bushfire destroyed the previous store at East Lynne in December, 1952.
Bede said he'd been "very lucky" so far.
We hope history is on his side.