SENSATIONAL HOTEL FIRE.
MANY NARROW ESCAPES. (By Telegraph.—Preas Association.) CHRISTCHURCH, this day. The Waiau hotel, which was crowded with visitors, was destroyed by fire on Sunday morning. There were many narrow escapes, but no lives were lost.
Val Vousden, the well-known entertainer, .jumped from a balcony, escaping injury with the exception of slight burns on his body. No further details are available.
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