Stories of sheer horror and stories of hope. Sadness, happiness, relief and guilt.
What we are seeing and hearing, what people are experiencing is a strange mix as a result of the bushfire crisis that has gripped our neighbouring suburbs and indeed so much of this nation.
It's a strange juxtaposition we are seeing at the moment.
We have homeowners telling stories of amazing human endeavour in action, allowing a property to be saved. Only for those people to feel pangs of guilt as they look to the side and see their neighbour's property in ruins.
The emotions that are running through the communities which have been impacted are many and varied.
On Monday, we visited the loved community of Kangaroo Valley to Wollongong's south west.
It's a country township we all know and love.
The centre of town remains untouched for now.
Yet not far out of town, where Saturday's inferno erupted, a black scar is carved across the landscape.
A stark reminder of the horror that gripped the community on Saturday evening.
Nowra man Mark Lloyd-Jones recounted the story to our crew during a break from removing the bodies of dead kangaroos fro his property.
"The size of the fire was awesome, I was awe-struck, just absolutely amazed," he said.
"The wall of fire was about 15 metres tall. You can see it at the top of the trees because all the leaves that are left are frozen in the direction of the wind.
"It's like an atomic bomb went through. Plants and animals here have been vapourised. There are 22 kangaroos in that truck and that's about half of them - this is rendered kangaroo fat on my hands."
Yet there was hope too. Hope that lives and the community would be rebuilt.
Hope that the red glow in the hills would not rear its head again to finish what it started.