(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
Permanent link to this item
FIRES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2085, 12 March 1889
FIRES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2085, 12 March 1889
Using This Item
See our copyright guide for information on how you may use this title.