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A six-roomed house, owned by W. Bryan, and occupied by his son, on the Ferry road, Christchurch, was totally burnt on Saturday shortly after the occupant had gone to work in his bakehouse. The house was insured in the Standard Office for L 250, and the furniture for LIOO in the Colonial Office, L2O worth of which was saved.

A two-storeyed dwelling of ten rooms at Seaward Downs, the properly of the National Mortgage and Agency Company, and lately occupied by Messrs Popple well Bros., was totally destroyed by fire on the 18th inst. The building, valued at L2OO, was insured for LIOO, and the furniture for Lsl), with the National Company. On Saturday evening a fire was discovered on the premises occupied by Mr O. W. Green, bootmaker, George street. The ashes from the workroom fireplace had in the morning been removed in an iron tub to a lumber room, and about 7 p.m. the lady in charge found the lumber room full of smoke and the floor beginning to burn. Tho shopman extinguished the fire before serious damage was done. No alarm was given.

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FIRES., Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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FIRES. Issue 8019, 23 September 1889

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