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A four-roomed house, owned by Mr Patrick Flynn, and occupied by Mr Cyrus Davis, narrowly escaped'being destroyed on Sunday evening. ' A Chinese lantern containing a lighted candle Had' been left burning in a room, and when the family returned from the kitchen—where they had been seated at tea—the bracket and paper on the wall were on fire. With the aid of a couple of buckets of water the fire was soon put out, damage to the extent of L2 being done. The furniture was insured in the Standard Office for L 75, while the house was uninsured.

On Sunday afternoon a fire broke out in a house owned and occupied by Mr Thomas Robertson, at Anderson Bay. Mrs Robertson had been 'performing some household work, and had placed a broom near the fireplace after sweeping up the ashes. Some burning embers must have remained in the brushwork, for upon returning the broom and wall-paper were found to be burning. Upon the alarm being given some of the neighbors came and assisted, and by their combined efforts the jSre 'was extinguished before much damage was done. The building was insured in the Liverpool and London and Globe Office for LIOO, but Mr Robertson estimates that LlO will' cover the damage done.

A byre, the property of Mr Thomas Randall, farmer, Sandymount, was destroyed by fire on Monday evening. The fire broke out in the loft oyor the pyre, where there were about 13owt of oaten sheaves. There were also ten cows and two horses in. the byre, but the horses were saved with some difficulty. Mr Randall ban form no idea as to the origin of the fire, and states that when he visited it on Sunday night at ten o'clock everything appeared safe. Mr Randall estimates his loss at L3Q. By a fire at forirua last night several stacks of oats and a shed, the property of W. Jillett, a farmer; were'destroyed. The stacks were insured for L7OO in the North British and Mercantile '(LSOO being reinsured), and for I#so in the Northern Office. The she'd was for Ll5O, also in the Northern.

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FIRES., Issue 7919, 29 May 1889

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FIRES. Issue 7919, 29 May 1889

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