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DISASTROUS FIRE.

MANX BUSINESS PLACES

DESTROYED

Sydney, December 18. One of the biggest city fires for some yeara destroyed the Canada j buildings, a huge seven storey structure in George Street west, occupied J by Williams Bros. , motor agenoy. j The brigade's splendid efforts sue-' ceeded largely ia restraining the fire to one building, though a number of adjoining business premises and a branch of the Bank of New South Wales suffered considerably by fire and water and tba toppling of the walls of the main building. The caretaker, his wife, and four children, living on the top floor, narrowly escaped. The fire is still burning, though well in hand. The damage, which is very large, cannot yefc be estimated,

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The fire has been got under. A rough estimate of the damage is fully £100,000. The firma affected in tbe main building are the Universal Film Company, Anjhor Nail Proprietary, Eckersley and Song, soda water fountain makers ; Wybrow Company, shoe manufacturers ; and a number of other smaller businesses. Large quantities of rubber and otber inflammable material made the flames spread very fiercely, The rapid collapse of the walla disorganised the electric telephone service badly. The caretaker's family escaped, partially clad, descend ing by means of the lift through roaring flames,

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DISASTROUS FIRE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4358, 19 December 1913

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DISASTROUS FIRE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4358, 19 December 1913

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