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fBT TEJ.EGEAPH. — ri'.ESS \SGOCrUTION.3 CffiIISTCKtURCXI, llth February. Tho factory and ofikes of tho Colonial and Foreign Agency Company were totally destroyed by fire early this mprn--ing. Tho insurances are £3400 in the Alliance, outbuildings and contents, and &£OD in tho New Zealand, on tho building. I ONE COMPANY'S LOSS. OURISTCHURCH, llfh February. In oonneetion with the recent fire it is et'.ited that ono insuranco' company in Cllristshureh has lost moro njonoy over the firo than it will collect in pro.wiuriis in Christohurch for tho noxt thirty years, not allowing for a single additional loss during that period. HOUSE IN DUNEDIN DESTROYED. DUNEDIN, llth February. A largo wooden house situated betwpen Georgo and Filloul streets was destroyed by fire to-nigljt. Tho ground, on which it stood was practically surrounded by woodon cottages, somo of which abutted on Geo r„• street shops. The firo originated in oho kitchen chimney. The house was old and blared furiously, and, though nu excellent pressure was availublo! only the outer shell and/part of the back premises wore saved, with part of tho furnituro downstairs. ' Fortunately, the wind was light, and the firemen prevented tho spread of tho flames. T}io house wes occupied py Mr. Charles Ward, two other gentlemen, and six ladies. A lease wcis recently obtained by Messrs. Hu^h Mitchell and .Co. The building and furniture wero insured. BUSH BLAZES. MORE ANXIETY FOR SETTLERS.MASTERTON, llth February. Bush fires aro raging between Ekota« buna and_ Pahiatua on both sides of the railway lino, and a number of settlors' houses are in danger. Mr. P. M'Barron'n house at Mangamanoa was destroyed by a bush fire on Monday afternoon. The houao was insured for £309 and the furniture for £50. There aro some signs to-night of rain. Tho Fire Brigade was called out to day to attend to small groso (ires m Mastorton. On Monday night the Railway Department removed rolling from Hukanui and Newman stations, out of range of the bush fires.

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MORE DAMAGE BY FIRE. ANOTHER OUTBREAK IN CHRISTCHURCH., Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 36, 12 February 1908

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MORE DAMAGE BY FIRE. ANOTHER OUTBREAK IN CHRISTCHURCH. Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 36, 12 February 1908

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