Aayush Aryal, a local resident of Glenorchy, recounted the unsettling moment when he discovered the fire around 6:45am.
Having just returned from dropping off a friend at work, Aryal noticed the smoke and took a detour to investigate.
“I got the neighbours’ attention by banging their doors and called the fire brigade right away,” Aryal shared. Despite his initial inclination to check for occupants, a loud bang emanating from inside the residence prompted him to step back.
“I feel terrified and lucky,” Aryal expressed, reflecting the emotional impact of the incident on those in the vicinity.
Police are expected to provide further information later on Friday.
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