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About two o’clock this morning a sixroomed dwelling-house at Mornington, occupied by Mr George Hunt Attwood, was discovered to be on fire. Mr Attwood was away from home, and his son, Edward, states that he retired about half-past eleven, leaving a fire burning in the dining room, but it was getting low when he left the room. About two o’clock he was awakened by a noise, and found the dining room in flames. He immediately gave the alarm, and his mother, sister, and a boarder managed to get out through the windows, The fire spread to an adjoining house, which was occupied by Mr Andrew Smart, and in a short time it was seen that Mr Smart's dwelling which contained five rooms—would be destroyed. The members of the Salvage Corps, Constables O’Sullivan and Brennan, and several neighbors mataged to get most of the furniture out of Mr Smart’s house, and with difficulty prevented the spread of the fire to an adjacent house owned and occupied by Mr Alfred Adamson, As it was the house was damaged somewhat. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is supposed that a spark from the fire that was burning in the dining room of Mr Attwood’s house caused it. Mr Altwood’s house was insured in the South British Office for Ll5O, his furniture in the same office for L 200; while Mr Smart’s house and furniture were insured in the Royal Office for L 350,

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FIRE AT MORNINGTON., Issue 8031, 7 October 1889

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FIRE AT MORNINGTON. Issue 8031, 7 October 1889

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