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NEW PLYMOUTH, November 2. Reports from Parihaka are that on Wednesday last a fire broke out in the settlement which threatened to burn the Natives out. Some Wanganui Natives living on the south side of the Waitotara River, which runs through the settlement, set fire to an old dead tree close to the whares. The tree feil, and the wind changing shortly after drove the fire into the settlement. Natives from all quarters came to assist, but it took till Thursday night to keep the flames in check and extinguish the fire. Several wharfs were destroyed, but owing to the exertions of the Natives the village was saved.

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FIRE NEAR PARIHAKA., Issue 8054, 2 November 1889

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FIRE NEAR PARIHAKA. Issue 8054, 2 November 1889

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