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PENINSULA FIRES.

FANNED BY RECENT GALES

Daring tbe windy wfafber of Ib.pl week tbe northerly winds were almost persistently blowing at gale force. Several fires started at different places on tbe Peninsula, the worst being at the bends of Robinson's Bay and Duvauchelle.

On Friday n'gbf, Mr D. Berwick's paddock, at ibe head of Duvauchelle, were over run by a fire that evidently started from the Summit road. The fire got a big bold on Friday night, and Mr D, Barwick, with the assist ance of a big party of others, spent tbe whole night figb'ing it The paddocks affected were stocked with sheep, and twenty of there were burned. The fire was ' got under about 9 o'clock on Saturday morning.

A large fire started in Mr F, Williams's property, Robinson's Bay, on Monday or Tuesday last, aiid fanned by tbe north west gale it spread.to the Education reserve at the Summit, destroying a large area of bush. Mr Williams and a party had a great deal of trouble in suppressing tbe fire, which covered a large track of country before it was got under control. Mr Williams was most of last week fighting the fire.

Another fire was raging in Mr Gor don Kearney's property near tbe Stonev Bay road, Akaroa, which spread into the bush on the adjoining property belonging to the Armstrong estate. Fortunately, nob much damage was done

, Peninsula farmers should be parti cularly careful in burning with every thing so dry, and with the prevailing high winds.

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PENINSULA FIRES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3445, 13 October 1914

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PENINSULA FIRES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3445, 13 October 1914

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