At five o'clock this morning a fire broke out in an unoccupied three-roomed house in Cargill road. The Caversham Brigade were promptly on the scene, but the flames had secured a very strong hold before the alarm was given, and the energies of the firemen were successfully directed towards saving the adjoining property. The building, which was an old one, was completely destroyed. It was the property of the Church of England, and was leased to Mr William Buddicomb. The New Zealand Insurance Company held a risk over the premises for £3O.
A fire occurred at Palmerston North on Saturday. Originating in Chitham's Tattersail's, it spread to the neighboring buildings, destroying Bawick's Buffet and Holden and Kirk's plumbers' shop. The insurance on Chitham's iB unknown. Bawick's building was insured io the London and Lancashire for £4OO, and the Commercial Union for £6OO, and his furniture in the Alliance for £2OO and Commercial Union for £2OO. His estimated loss is £I,OOO. Holden and Kirk's stock was insured for £IOO.
, AUCKLAND, October 4 The Whatawhata Hotel, owned b# tyr Lane and occupied by Mr Geach, was totally destroyed by fire, as were its contents. Insurances: On the hotel, £500; on the stock, £4OO in the New Zealand Company.
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FIRES., Evening Star, Issue 10436, 4 October 1897