Explosion destroys caravan

00:54, Feb 07 2014
Pohara explosion
UP IN FLAMES: Police and emergency services workers attend the scene of a large fire in Pohara on Friday morning.

A holidaymaker’s caravan has been obliterated in a gas cylinder fire at Golden Bay.

The driver of a Toyota ute which was a towing a caravan stopped at the Pohara store for an ice-cream when a cylinder suddenly exploded, said constable Andy Palmer, of Takaka.

The caravan caught fire and was completely destroyed in the fierce fire at noon today.  The ute was partly damaged.

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