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A fire occurred at Mornington at one o'clock this morning, by which a fourroomed dwelling-house with general store attached (owned by Mr C. Johns and occupied by Mr N. Currie) and another fourroomed dwelling-house, owned by Mrs Susan Brennan and occupied by Mr Henry Howes were destroyed. It appears that Mr Currio, retired to bed about eleven o'clock, leaving, as he thought, everything right. About ten minutes to one, however, his wife awoke him, and on opening the door of the bedroom he discovered the place to be on fire. He had barely time to save his wife and child and a few books, so quickly did the fire spread. Mr Currie thinks that the fire occurred in the sitting room. Owing to there being no water available there was no chance of preventing the fire from spreading to the adjoining premises, the Salvage Corps, however, saving the furniture before it sustained much damage. Mr Johns's dwelling and shop were insured in the Phoenix Office for Ll5O, while the furniture and stock were insured in the Equitable Office for L3OO. Mrs Brennan had her house insured in the National Office for Ll5O, and Mr Howes (the occupier) had a policy taken out on his furnitur* for Ll5O in the Victoria Office.

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FIRE AT MORNINGTON., Issue 7973, 31 July 1889

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FIRE AT MORNINGTON. Issue 7973, 31 July 1889

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