IX A BOARDING-HOUSE
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AUCKLAND, December 14.
Eire in Hobson street at 1 o'clock this morning gutted seven rooms of a large boarding-house, owned by Mr C. E. Bennett, and occupied by Mrs M. Marshall. Mrs Marshall and two children slept on th*> ground floor. She was awakened by smoke, and took the children in her arms and jumped from a window, a distance of sft. to the ground. Ten boarders, who were sleeping en the premises, had narrow escapes. One jumped from the roof of a lean-to 20ft above the ground. An old man was assisted from his room while the passage was ablaze.
CORDIAL FACTORY DESTROYED.
WATER PRESSURE FAILS
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NAPIER. December ]4,
Plowman's cordial factory at the corner of Shakespeare and Battery raids was totally destroyed by iiio this morning. Tho outbreak started in the cellar, and bad a good hold of the main building when it was discovered. Tho water pressure was not so good as it might have been. The brigade wero unable to do more than confino the fire to tho factory. The loss is a heavy one. The building was insured in the Norwich Union Office for £1,900, and tho plant and slock in the same olfice for £6.100. Th.-> insurances do iK>t neailv covet" the loss, tho stock being valued at"£15,000. '
FLAX AND OH ASS FIRES.
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CARTERTON, PeccmlxM" 14.
Firo swept •over a. portion o the Mancalmin Itax swamp at Longbnsh. where Toogcod's mill is working. The standing crop, which is being rub, lias nob been touched, but flax cut three years ago :ir,d now growing again was badly scorched.
MAX BURNT TO DEATH
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TAHIAPE, December 14.
A four-roomed outhouse at the war of Capill's boLi.rdiiig-bou.io was destroyed by fiio yesterday at 1.30 a.m. There was no hope of saving tho building. l„alor tho remains o John Williams, a Oiiigaleo, a recent arrival from Ilawko's Bay, were found. It was not known whon the firo war discovered that tho building I ad any occupants.
About 11 o'clock on Saturday night the City Eire Brigado were called out to a fire in Lancefield, Caversham—a fiveroomed cottago owned by Mr Kenneth Cameron, and occupied by Mr Roderick Eraser. Tho building wa3 completely destroyed, and two ladies, who were just going to bed, had barely time to escapo. Tho Caversham_ Brigade also tinned out, ami the two brigades had some difficulty in dealing with the fire, the building being a good way back from tho street. Tho building was insured in tho Victoria Office for £2OO. but tho furniture was uninsured. Mr Cameron estimates his loss at £7O over tho insurance.
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FIRES, Evening Star, Issue 15675, 14 December 1914