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Through tho upsetting of a kerosene lamp early last night some clothes in tho house of Mr Dryden, in Adam street (off Russell street), took lire. The damage dono was trifling. A fire occurred yesterday morning in a live-roomed house situated at Morton, Northeast Valley, and owned and occupied by Mrs Margaret Brownie, by which damage to tho extent of L2O was done. It appears that Mrs Brownie left her house in the morning, her husband also leaving about naif an hour later. A kerosene tin containing live ashes had been left near the wall of the back bedroom, and it is supposed that the ashes set lire to tho wall, tho lire spreading to tho roof. The blazo was seen by a young man named John Brown, who was working in an adjoining garden, and he, with tho assistance of others, put out the fire before any serious damage was done. The house was insured in the National Insurance Office for L 125, while the furniture and effects were insured in the samo office for L 75. NAPIER, June 18.

A hotel at West Clivo was destroyed by lire at 2 a.m. to-day, the inmates barely escaping with their lives. The insurances are: Building, L 2.000 in the Standard (reinsured in the New Zealand for L 400); South British, L 300; Imperial, L 400; National, L 250; London and Lancashire, LI 50. The stock and contents were insured in the Union for LIOO, and Norwich Union for L4OO,

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FIRES., Issue 7936, 18 June 1889

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FIRES. Issue 7936, 18 June 1889

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