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(me press association*) Auckland, Deoembei 12. This morniag the Phoaix Hotel, Morrinsville, was destroyed by fire. The outbreak occurred half an hour after midnight, A strong breeze was blowing, and the building and all oontents were quickly consumed. The. inmates narrowly escaped by leaping from, the window*. No particulars ara to hand. DuNßDiif, Deoember 12. The Forbury soboolhoufle wm burned down this morning. LATia, At half-past seven this morning denie olouds of smoke were seen issuing from the Interior of Forbury school, Sooth Dunedln. The brigade were quiokly oa the spot, but were at a disadvantage owing to having only one set of hose, and being enabled to play oa only one part of the building at a time. The fire lasted about an hour and ended In the total destrootlod of the building. It Is supposed to have been aaused by rain Igniting • quantity of lime. The buildings belonging to Government were, of oourse, uninsured, Tbe Sootoh library wss valued al £40. Mr Whetter's chemical apparatus and laboatory »ppllance< and the majority of the teacherV and ehildrea'a book* Were also destroyed, but a large number of books, etc, bad luoklly been taken home by the children after the breaking up ceremony on Monday.

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DESTRUCTIVE FIRES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2011, 12 December 1888

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DESTRUCTIVE FIRES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2011, 12 December 1888

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