W K1.!,1 MiTON, L)t>C ] 4 Tbe v.-oi'st 'i:y experienced foe years io the iNgaprionifii district took place on Saturday and Sunday. Tbe flumes i tinned by g-iias spread witb amazing rnpidiry, vSetllers bad no time to re move stock, and the losses reported run ioto tboo-'ands io eonspquence. The fires are still raging and extending over tb.i whole block, and farther heavy losses are certain to occur. Auckland, Dee. 1-i A four roomed outhouse at the rear of Capilis boarding house was destroyed by firs yesterday at 1.80 a m. There was no hope of saving the build ; ing, and an inspection revealed the re" irmins of John a Cingalee, and a recent arrival from Hawkss Bay It was not known when the fire was ! discovered that the building had been occupied. Oaiu'ektox, December 10. A fire swept over a portion of the vfangubnia FUr, swamp at where Toogood'a mill Has been work ing. The standing crop at present being out was not touched, but the flax which bad been cut three years ago and was growing again, was badly burned up.
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FIRES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3461, 15 December 1914