A FIRE underneath the Tocumwal Golf Club forced the evacuation of about 70 people on Monday night.
Three Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) trucks - two from Tocumwal, the other from Finley - responded to the fire in a manhole about 8.40pm.
Tocumwal FRNSW captain, Mervyn Reed, said boxes were stored in the area - a concrete and brick construction - which resulted in "a lot of acrid smoke, more than flames".
Mr Reed said minor damage was caused to electrical wiring.
Crews spent about two hours at the scene, but he said most of that time was spent ridding the manhole of smoke to allow access.
About 70 people inside the club were evacuated as a precaution until the extent of the fire was known.
The cause is under investigation.
Meanwhile, three people were taken to hospital after a single vehicle accident in East Albury on Tuesday morning.
Emergency services were called to the Hume Highway, at the Riverina Highway on-ramp.
According to Albury police, the car was travelling north when it flipped and rolled near the Borella Road overpass about 2.30am.
Two males were treated for facial injuries, while a 20-year-old female was suffering abdominal pain.
All were conveyed to Albury Base Hospital in a stable condition.
Inspector David Cottee, from Albury police, said speed and alcohol were both believed to be factors in the crash, which reduced the Hume to one lane and closed the northbound on-ramp to the highway from Borella Road for a short time.
- with The Border Mail