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IBt Tzlxobaph.l {Our Own Corretpondmt.) Mastkbton, 10th January, 4.50 p.m. Tremendous exoitoraont prevails in Masterton over bneh and grußs firos, whioh arc raging in thp neighbourhood of the town. The fire originated on ths Upper Plain this morning, and with the itrorg westorly gale spread with alarming rapidity. Two houses are reported to have been already destroyed, and others are in immediate danger. 7 40 p.m. The wind has now subsided, and rain it approaching. Fonr houses have been destroveo, and otsers ur« fn danger. There is* no immodiate danger to the town". The Jfire' Brigades are actively at nofk. MABTEBTON. THIS DaT. Several families are left almost destitute by the fire, and subscription lists are being got ont to assist them. The damage done is estimated at thousands of pounds, fences, grass, crops, and stock being viotims to the flames. The fire is still smouldering, but is not i likely to do further damage. Mr. Hotfrnnnn hjid JESO on his two-roomed dwelling, .£25 on nia fmrniture, and on his sheds.

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SERIOUS BUSH FIRE AT MASTERTON. EXCITEMENT IN THE TOWN., Evening Post, Volume XLI, Issue 9, 12 January 1891

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SERIOUS BUSH FIRE AT MASTERTON. EXCITEMENT IN THE TOWN. Evening Post, Volume XLI, Issue 9, 12 January 1891

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