Massive blaze rips through Adels Grove Camping Park

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Adels Grove Camping fire
The fire destroyed the caravan park's main reception building. Photo: Facebook/ABC

A massive fire has torn through a hugely popular camping area in Queensland’s Gulf Country.

The blaze caused major damage to Adels Grove Camping Park early this morning although no serious injuries were reported.

About 500 campers were woken by the blaze which destroyed the building that houses the park’s main reception, restaurant, bar, shop and kitchen.

The Queensland Ambulance Service said it treated one person for a minor ember burn. There were no other injuries.

Despite the devastation the management team insist the park is still open for business

The New Daily publication reports that the park, which is near the Queensland-Northern Territory border, was not evacuated, despite the blaze. Management said on Tuesday that many campers had opted to stay and continue their holiday despite the temporary loss of some services.

“We are totally devastated,” Resort manager Michelle Low Mow told the ABC. “We’ve been here 19 years and we’ve never seen anything like this.”

Adels Grove is an eco-sensitive park on Lawn Hill Creek about 250 kilometres north-west of Mount Isa. It is 10 kilometres downstream from Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park in the Gulf Of Carpentaria.

There are more than 61 rooms and glamping tents at the caravan park, as well as 235 camp and caravan sites.

The owners are working with authorities to pinpoint the cause of the blaze.

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One Response to Massive blaze rips through Adels Grove Camping Park

  1. This is devastating news, we are planning on being there in August so hopefully they will have recovered enough to at least be partially operational. Really good news that there were no serious injuries, hope all there are safe and can continue to enjoy that wonderful part of Australia.

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