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MORE BUSH FIRES. WORK OF DESTRUCTION GOES ON.

[BT 'IEIEGBAPH. — PRESS ASSOCIATION.] FEILDING, This Day. The Kiwitea County Council met at nine- o'clock this morning and sat for only two hours to enable councillors ■to get homo to their properties in case of danger from bush fires. Councillor Guthrie stated that in the Ruahine district the fires had put back settlers twelve months in their work. Great havoc i,s being wrought. Moore's six-roomed " house and outbuildings at Parapara have been completely destroyed. The fires swept in one sheet of flame from the creamery on the Main Southroad, eating everything. Settlers in the Kawhatau district had a bad time. The school buildings were saved with the utmost difficulty. Tho chairman of the County Council, who lives at Waituna, said his property was completely surrounded by fire. Councillor M'Neill said practically there was fire everywhere between the Rangitikei and Kiwitea Rivers. [By Telegraph. — Special to The PosrJ OTAKI, This Day. A grass -fire broke out on Mt. Tolliurst's property at Te Horo, and before it could be checked did considerable damage, burning acres upon acres of ground, and narrowly missed consuming the homestead and outbuildings Fires, said to be the result of sparks from the railway engine, also' broke out in the vicinity of Manakau, and for a time threatened i o demolish two homesteads.

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MORE BUSH FIRES. WORK OF DESTRUCTION GOES ON., Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 39, 15 February 1908

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MORE BUSH FIRES. WORK OF DESTRUCTION GOES ON. Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 39, 15 February 1908

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