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STILL SPREADING. THE DISASTROUS BUSH FIRES

SERIOUS DAMAGE IN THE SOUTH. [BT TELEGRAPH. — PRESS ASSOCIATION.] DUNEDIN, 29th January. Advice was received in Dunedin tonight that fires raging in the Waipori district have destroyed several square miles of bush. The fire apparently started on Witchers Bros', run, on the opposite side of the river to the Waipori electrical power works. Sparks were carried across the water, and tho fire is now burning on both sides of the river. The outbeak started this afternoon, and had not been suppressed when latest advice was received. The Corporation barracks are practically destroyed, also a cottage and stable, almost everything contained therein being lost. The barracks were insured for £700. The electrical power station is said to be well removed from the danger zone. Men are being kept on watch all night. INVERCARGILL, 29th January. Bush fires raged fiercely round Otautau township yesterday.' Harrington Bros', sawmill, a long atretch of tramway, and a considerable area of virgin land, were destroyed. A change of wind saved the Southland Timber Company's mill. INVERCARGILL, This Day. Bush fires which have been burning in the Otautau district for a week, caused serious damage on Wednesday, when several dwelling houses at Harrington Bros, and the Southland Timber Company's mills were destroyed. Bridges and tramways also suffered. The loss to Harrington Bros, is estimated at £1500, and to the Timber Company £500. Both mills will be closed for a month to effect repairs. / _____ THE MATAHIWI OUTBREAK. [Bt Telegraph.— Special to The Po3t.] MASTERTON, This Day. The fires at Matahiwi station are still smouldering, but no fresh developments have occurred since yesterday. A stiff wind yesterday blowing away from the homestead did not materially affect the situation. / COPPER MINE PROPERTY ENDANGERED. gallan-Tfighters. one man's escape. [iJT TEIEGEAPII — PKESS ASSOCIATION.] NELSON, This Day. A somewhat serious bush fire is raging in Aniseed Valley, at' the copper mine. The men's tents at the United Mine were burnt out, and for five days the men were fighting the flames to save the smelter. The fire is not yet endangering the manager's house, but a change of wind may alter the aspect of affairs. Further reports yesterday show that a disastrous fire is raging on Mr. Rockfort's property at Motupiko. The houses and farm buildings of Messrs. Newport Bros, and Coleman Bros, are still in great danger. A heavy wind is blowing and spreading the fires over a still larger tract of country. Gallant work was done by a large band of fire fighters at Coleman Bros.' farm. One of the men, F. Savage, in endeavouring to turn the fire from the swamp, was almost burnt to death, being got out with much difficulty.

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STILL SPREADING. THE DISASTROUS BUSH FIRES, Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 25, 30 January 1908

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STILL SPREADING. THE DISASTROUS BUSH FIRES Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 25, 30 January 1908

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