'Three bangs, then fire': Lake Hume scare

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HOLIDAYMAKERS became firefighters yesterday as fire threatened to engulf an amenities block at the Lake Hume Tourist Park.

They played garden hoses on the building after three large explosions sent acrid smoke billowing into the air.

Incident controller Ross Wilson, from Thurgoona Rural Fire Service brigade, said the fact the room had been locked and starved the fire of oxygen prevented a potential disaster.

“By the time we had arrived the flames were only just starting to get into the roof,” he said.

Geraldine Dwyer, from Moonee Ponds, snapped photos of the smoke billowing from the block from her camping spot not 50 metres away.

“It is really lucky it wasn’t yesterday when the park was full; thankfully most people left this morning,” she said.

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