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DISASTROUS FIRE AT BELFAST FREEZING WORKS.

1 ■• •-■ — *• — r-*~ .-. .■■ • TWa morning's . Ohrlßtohuroh proenr t contain full aooounts of the destruction by Belfast Freezing Worka, 'toßetne* wfith l ,«ome-7OoOcarodaB« of muttotfwhfdhifc I***1 *** ' Impossible to remove owtog to the rapid » spread of the flimes. Th,e fire broke out ' at tbout half an hoar after midnight, and » wan first notloed by Mr Allender, tnanagar > of the Pcodaco" and Provision Company, • who resides m a cottage oloae by the ' Belfant Worke, and who ditoovered flimm • breaking out t)f the irpof of No.sahed. Ha gave the alarm, and the employee* 1 who were aroused ioamediataly got the fira--1 engine belongine; to the factory In piay, but finding the fire too muoh to oope with telephoned to Ohrlstohnrbh lor astiatsnoe. The Ohdstchuroh Brigade, with the Extinguisher, arrived Bbortly after half -paar two, and the Railway Brigade. »ndL a detachment of police, at 3. 50 a, ml' 4.30 it was telegraphed that the fire hid been oonfined to the sheds m Which It broke out— the line of stores on the eaifc aide of the works. These had been totally destroyed, together with the loading she'd. It was hoped that the brlok building woold] be saved. At 445 the fire w.s etill raging neroely, hut the maohlaery room was apparently «»fu. Up td that time a rou«h estimate of the damage pots it £15,000. ' not lnoladiog the 7000 sheep.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2002, 1 December 1888

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DISASTROUS FIRE AT BELFAST FREEZING WORKS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2002, 1 December 1888

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