THREE caravans which were due to be removed from the Ball Park caravan park in Corowa in coming weeks have been destroyed by fire.
Crews from Corowa Fire and Rescue, the NSW Rural Fire Service and Wahgunah CFA descended on the park earmarked for a major development about 8pm on Saturday night.
The cause of the fire, which spread to three other sites and badly damaged annexes, is still under investigation.
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An added challenge for firefighters was the presence of gas bottles at the sites impacted.
"None of the gas bottles actually exploded, but a lot of aerosol cans and things like that did," Fire and Rescue station commander Lindsay Bush said .
"It was fairly intense for the first 20 minutes or so.
"Fortunately they were all vacant at the time of the fire."
Mr Bush said two vans were alight when crews arrived and another caught fire soon after and began spreading to other sites.
Shade cloth above many of the vans also began to melt and helped the spread of the fire.
Police also attended at the time of the fire and again yesterday.
"Council is extremely grateful to both the park and other council staff involved in management of this incident, NSW Fire and Rescue and our local and Albury Police," Federaton general manager Adrian Butler said.
"Thankfully no one was injured."
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