FLASHBACK: The day the Termo burned, 13 years ago January 12

It will be 13 years on Friday since the Termo, a favourite Albury pub, went up in flames.

The fire would bring an end to the pub’s rich 123-year-old history. 

One of the first on the scene in the early hours of January 12, 2005 was Damian Baker, who had been finishing off paperwork in an office nearby.

Picture: DAMIAN BAKER

Picture: DAMIAN BAKER

He recalled feeling the building shake.

"I put my head out the window expecting to see a truck accident and saw that the two doors of the Termo facing the highway were blown out and there was glass all over the street," he said.

Mr Baker was studying photography at Charles Sturt University at the time and photographer the fire, with his images appearing in a special edition of The Border Mail on January 13, and featured in this gallery