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Earlv yesterday morning a four-roomed house,'owned and occupied by Mr Turn bull, in the lower part of Richardson street St. Kilda, was completely destroyed by fire. The City Brigade received the call shortly before 7 o clock, and, nt once proceeding to the scene, found the house enveloped in flames. J In' St Kilda Brigade also arrived shortlv afterwards, but, against the high wind and the, hold the flames had secured, the combined brigades could do little to pie vent serious damage being done to the property. Of the furniture only the piano and a few personal effects wensaved A large number of poultry kep'. bv Mr Turnbull fortunately escaped into an adjoining section. The fire is thought to have originated in a wash house at tachcd to the rear of the building, b..t hmv it started is not known. The house was insured in the South British t.flu-* for £3OO, and the furniture in the same office for £l5O. The St. Kilda Brigade did not receive the alarm until some time after the City Brigade had been called; otherwise they would have, been more quickly on the scene of the fire.

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FIRE AT ST. KILDA, Issue 15651, 16 November 1914

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FIRE AT ST. KILDA Issue 15651, 16 November 1914

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