“The ground was constantly shaking. It was absolutely deafening. It was just complete darkness. I never panic . . . (but) I was shitting myself.”
– Peter Thornycroft (seen above), 43, who, despite a severe arm injury and working with only a garden hose, fought a fire for more than an hour at the Kinglake’s National Park Hotel. His actions protected more than 400 people, 200 cars, the pub and hotel from being destroyed.
Several cars had already exploded, as did the houses opposite the pub/hotel.
Someone needs to buy that guy a week’s worth of beer.