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MsLBOUBifi, September 14 The fire has now been quenched. The flames spread with extraordinary rapidity and the spectacle presented by the burning buildings was a magnificent one. Allen's music shop was partiaUy burnt, but Mullen's (book seller) was not touched. George and George | (drapers) were insured for The insurances on the other buildings is not known. The amount of damage is estimated at A fireman named John McLeod was killed and ten others are badly injured. .Two are missing and it is believed they were boned by falling walls.

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THE MELBOURNE FIRE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2226, 14 September 1889

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