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A fire attend**! by somewhat sensational circmnsUncw took' place at Coirrtenay place, Wellington, Yesterday morning in premises occupied by Robert Martin as a sweets ahop. Mr Martin was engaged in boiling down sugar on a gas stove in an upstairs room for the purposes of his 'business, when the sugar overflowed and started a blaze -which, produced, great quantities of smoke. My Martin fell unCOBScious, and two small children sleeping in an adjoining room were also overcome by the fumes from the sugar and gaA, which, was escaping. The mother ■*! She <rhii<fren was awakened by a cry Jrom hi husband, and, rushing _fn, out into th-s open air. rieJuxning in naste she found' her children gasping and foaming at the mouth, and apparently dying. The brave woman seised, one and carried it into the open air, and returning into the smoke-filled room removed the other into a place of safety. The man quickly recovered, but one of the children was some time in regaining consciousness. All have practically recoverod from their narrow escape. The fire brigade -ware aoon on the scene, and the fire was extinguished without difficulty.- .

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A BRAVE WOMAN, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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A BRAVE WOMAN Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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