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An alarm of fire was given from the Grey Lynn bell. shortly after , - elevens •o'clock last evening, and abpiit-tie-aainqr time someone else rang ~ug "Wi "Citjf stations. The Grey Lynn. Brigade rived first upon the scene, but was sor ■ closely followed by the Ponsonby Bri« - gade that the latter had the water on first. Shortly afterwarda the mot oi?' wagon and horse-reel trom the Citjji Central Fire Station arrived, and in .af j remarkably short space cr time the fire ■ was got, under. The fire proved to be; lin the label room of Messrs. A. C. Scott and' Company's cordial- water manufactory, •Ponsonby-roadf at- the comer^of Meefaelvie-atreetf ■ • When ,the brigadesarrived upon the scene She 'fire appeared* •to have got a strong hold 1 of the build* - - ing, but prompt action and a splendid; force of water-soon got it under, al< though at the time there was a., .big.. blaze .from ihe roof a'Sd windows of the Mackelvie-street side. Tie fire was..edn>t"' fined to this portion .of tfi»; building, and before twelve o'cloeltt; all danger was at aa end, Gon*> sidering the blaze and the -smoke thersi ■ ■was last night, it is somewhat >a tion to see how comparatively small jar"the actual damage done. the fire originated in a email zoom on; the left wing; of the factory iised by;? the men as a changing place after they* knocked off work-. From, this .tliaK fire seemed to have-spread in the uppett; story under the roof. In the main partt- , of the factory little damage has been done, and there will, tSerefoie, be n«s disturbance in carrying on the of the firm. In conversation with a "Star" 'reporteii this morning, Mr. Scott said he could notj.' I yet estimate the amount, of the damage. ' I The total insurance on the buildingf and stock are- £1,6QD., the .bulk of which is held by the~ Norwich Union." The Lon<._ don and Lancashire Company hold' 'ai ~ policy of £200, and the risk on the' ; building is divided between those tw»i

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FIRE AT GREY LYNN., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 67, 19 March 1909

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FIRE AT GREY LYNN. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 67, 19 March 1909