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IX SOUTH CANTERBURY. The Strath Allan homestead, near Fairlie, was destroyed by fire yesterday. The fire was started by sparks from the burning of trees which had been unrooted by the recent gale. Some furniture was saved. A shearing shed belonging to Mr Roache, at Orari, was burned early yesterday morning. Shearing machines, 'an engine, 200 sheep, nnd five bales of wool were also destroyed. A fierce gale was blowing. Tho fire was possibly caused by a spark from the engine. NORTH-EAST VALLEY. About 10 o'clock last night the City Eire Brigade were called nut to suppress a lire which h;:d occurred in a four-roomed cottage in Carlyle stive?, North-cast Valley, owned by .Mr Duncan, of Gladstone road, and occupied by Mrs Tombs. The brigade woni promptly on tho scone, and by the use of the chemical appliances extinguished the flames, which were confined to one loiuii. The lire was caused by the upsetting of a candle, which set tho window curtains afire. The damage was not of a. very serious nature.

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FIRES, Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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FIRES Issue 15670, 8 December 1914

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