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SOME NARROW ESCAPES,.,": : [Bl TBI.SGEAPH. — Sprout. TO.I'HB.I?QfiT.j MASTERTON, This' Day. Apparently bush fires in the direction of Matahiwi and Mikimiki are encquir passing tho destruction of' a' large area, of country. Last night, and in, fact * all day yesterday, the Ipwn. was filled ' with smoke, and the whole landscape to waeii of tho town was. enveloped to such a dugree that tho ranges were entirely obs«ured, and even close objects," of magnitude were undi?cernibJe,,,,,,Th» fires, have not advanced 'perceptibly near' in the direction' of the town 1 , 'but what wind blew yesterday ciahie" f rora tho hills, and thus chained tho atmosphere with objectionable smoke. - " Reports from" 'Matahiwi ' ,ValW ,go.fto. show that the fira which, started in the Government Forest' Reserve- oft Sunday of last week worked more mischief 'tfiw last two or threo days than during .tho' earlier stages of tho. conflagration': • . , Sjettlers jn the Lower Mikimiki Valley have had. "an anxious, time,. sinco 1;1 ;' Thursday last, when the firo starts, in paving •Messrs. ChairjberUiu, Hunt}-' alid 'Forman's properties. A dozen'; men -w^re kept busy fighting the; flanaejwas.. their respective homesteads were - threatened. Mr. Forman l° st a considerable area of grass, and other settlers suitered losses. ' The, Mikimiki' district ib -&, -favourite resort just now, and -sportsmen have been blamed for cajelessuess with' their matches. - ■

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BUSH FIRES. LATEST REPORTS OF DAMAGE., Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 40, 17 February 1908

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BUSH FIRES. LATEST REPORTS OF DAMAGE. Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 40, 17 February 1908

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