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The Day's Bay bush was in danger of total destruction by iiru on (Saturday and Sunday. A gang ot about twenty mon under the direction of Mr. Zohrab were at work all day yesterday. Tho fire actually got to the crest of the hill overlooking tho bay, and at one timo the chance of saving the beautiful stretch of native timber soctnod hopeless, but tho wind veered round slightly, and the -fire I fighters manager to keep back the ilames from tho trees on the slope leading down to tho water front. This morning Mr. j Zobrab took another contingent of men across to tho bay and it was reported at mid-day that they had succeeded in getting tho lira in hand and that the remaining portion of the bush was safo i for tho time being. Since the fires broke out early last I week it is estimated that an area upwards of 200 acres of bush from Wainui to York Bay and Day's Bay has been destroyed.

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DAY'S BAY BUSH. AN ANXIOUS TIME., Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 46, 24 February 1908

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DAY'S BAY BUSH. AN ANXIOUS TIME. Evening Post, Volume LXXV, Issue 46, 24 February 1908

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