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NELSON, January 30. A somewhat serious bush fire is raging in the Aniseed Valley at the copI per mine. The men's tents at the j United Mine^ sits-are .-burnt.out. For j five days efforts have been made in fighting the flames to save the smelter. The fire is not yet endangering the manager's house, but a change in the wind may alter the aspect of affairs. Further reports since yesterday show that a disastrous fire is raging in Mr. Rockfort's property, Motupiko. Messrs Newport Bros' and Coleman Bros.' houses and farm buildings are still in great clanger, and the heavy wind blowing is spreading the fires over a still larger tract. " Gallant work is being done by a larga band of fire-fighters. At Messrs Coleman Bros. 5 farm one of the men, named F. "Savage, while endeavouring to turn tne fire from the swamp, was almost burnt to death, and lie was got out only with much difficulty.

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HEAVY LOSS OF PROPERTY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXIX, Issue 7398, 30 January 1908

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HEAVY LOSS OF PROPERTY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXIX, Issue 7398, 30 January 1908

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