Guests fight resort blaze
Guests at Karri Valley Resort banded together in the early hours of Sunday morning to battle a blaze that had broken out in the restaurant.
The fire was discovered about 3.30am and had already engulfed the eastern side of the restaurant and the service courtyard.
Dr Liam Griffiths, who was staying at the resort, discovered the fire when he woke up to tend to his young son.
“I could hear this ringing of an old alarm and then it stopped, but I could still hear this odd popping and whistling sound,” Dr Griffiths said.
“I went outside to look and saw the fire right there.”
Dr Griffiths and his family were staying in the room closest to the restaurant, so while his wife called management, he went around and did a door knock on other guests’ doors.
“Other guests started fighting the fire so that by the time the fireys arrived, it was pretty well under control,” he said.
“It was wonderful to see the community come together and save the day.”
According to Dr Griffiths, about five guests were coordinating different hoses to help fight the fire.
“Well done to those who stood up against the blaze,” he said.
Resort resort manager Josh Davis said no one was hurt during the fire.
“We’re still going through the appropriate approvals at the moment to understand the extent of the damage,” he said.
“The maintenance manager and his team put out the fire and the team came together wonderfully.”
Mr Davis said the fire took about 40 minutes to bring under control.
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