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(PER PRES9 ASSOCIATION.) Auckland, March 11. The total loss at Cambridge fire is £10,000. It wou'd have been much heavier but for the exertions of the crowd, who Bftved all the stock with the czoep'.ion of Bates and Ward'a. Addl'tonul Insurances aro : South Brlt'sh. £500 ; Northern, £300 ; Equitable, £100 ; Staodard, £150. (Correction) — The detective's conclusion re Jones' fire fg that the incendiary is not a stranger to th* place. Nelson, March 11, A fire broke oat m an eight-roomed house m Golllngwood Btrest to-night. The balding was occupied by Mrs Lsvlen, a widow with ten children, and only a girl of eleven and a child < I three were m the place at the time. TbehUer being m bed and a csndle having been left m the room, It ia Bnppoaed the ohild upßet the candle. The elder girl rescued the little one. bat' was severely burnt about the arms m doing no, The h use being old and wooden, tho fire spread very rapidly. Within two minutes of the alarm of fire the Brigade hud water oa and saved the tttoohed buildings A piano and furniture to the value of £80 In all, were saved, but the estimated value of the contents ie £300, and there was no insurance ; £25 In notes waa saved. The house was insured m the Liverpool and London for £150. Ohbisxohuboh, Maroh 11 Extensive grass fines have been burning on the Port Hills during the past few days. On Sunday afternoon Holland and Tapley's slaughterhouse near Lyttelton had a narrow escape, and m the evening the Maori p*h at Kauptkl was only B&vad after several hours' hard work by the Natives and settlers. A large quantity of grass and some bash were destroyed, Later at night a north-west breezi drove I the flames towards Lyttelton. Gallagher's house, Oass Bay, was aaved with difficulty. This afternron a fire appeared over the hill above Dampier'e Bay, close to Lyttelton. The polioe and firemen with a number of volunteers tqrned oat, and after several hours' hard work oheoked the progress of the fire towards the town. A considerable number of sbeep are supposed to have perished

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FIRES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2085, 12 March 1889

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FIRES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2085, 12 March 1889

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