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TELEGRAPHIC

Fbom Our Special Cobrespondent.

By Elboxbio Telegraph , ,

FIRE IN AUCKLAND

GOVERNMENT HOUBE PABTIALLY

DESTROYED.

Auckland, Mar 14.

A fire, oocurred in Government House at nine o'clock this'morning, while the Govennor and General Hamilton/were at breakfast. There was a viceregal ball last night, of which.the electric lighting was a feature. It is supposed that the fire was caused by the fusing of electric wires. The alarm having been given, the fire brigade responded emartly,,and a detachment from: H.M.S. Psyche also arrived early on the scene. .His Excellency Lord Liverpool and Sir lan Hamilton and their staffs assisted in.saving personal effeots, and also removed Borne furniture. When the brigade arrived the fire had got a good hold, and bad burned a hole in the wall Immediately above the bed in which General Hamilton slept last night, and the floor in front of the fire-place in the same room.: It aleo had burned the floor of the passage leading to the Governor's bedroom, and; had attacked the rooi of the building. The brigade got the fire under control after it bad spread to several other rooms. The damage by fire and water is estimated at £60*0, quite (half the building being destroyed beyond repair. y

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TELEGRAPHIC, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4396, 15 May 1914

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TELEGRAPHIC Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4396, 15 May 1914

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