A four-roomed house at Mount Watkins, Hawkabury, was destroyed by fire some time between the 3rd and the 18tb inst. The house was owned by Mr Ueokler, but was unoccupied. On the 3rd inst. a man named Robert Wilson passed the house, which is about two miles removed from the nearest house, and saw nothing wrong—no traces of lire. On the 18th the place was discovered by Mr Arthur Heckler to have been burnt down on some of the intervening days. It is supposed that some person entered the house in the absence of the owner, and lighted a lire in the kitchen, which, through not being properly attended to, spread to the wooden framework of the walla, and from there to the other parts of the building. The strangest part of the affair is that the door of the house had been left unlocked by the owner for fully fifteen days. .
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FIRE., Evening Star, Issue 7939, 21 June 1889
FIRE. Evening Star, Issue 7939, 21 June 1889
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