FIRE AT LAWRENCE
BOARDING-HOUSE DESTROYED. ["SPECIAL TO THE STAII.] LAWRENCE, December 19. \ boarding-house, containing 16 rooms, owned and occupied by Mrs Catherine Falconer, and situated at the corner of Carnpbellton and Whitehaven streets, was totally destroyed by fire about 3 o'clock this morning. The fire was first noticed in the kitchen by one of the boarders, who raised the alarm, allowing all the inmates (of whom there were 10) to make good their escape. Mrs Falconer managed to get two boxes, containing wearing apparel, out of the building, but saved nothing beyond this. Some of the boarders suffered considerable loss, escaping only with part of their working clothes. Tho Wilding was an old one, composed of wood and iron, and burned very rapidly. The amount of insurance (in the Standard Office) is £3OO on the building and £2OO on the furniture and. .personal eSfiots.
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FIRE AT LAWRENCE, Evening Star, Issue 15680, 19 December 1914
FIRE AT LAWRENCE Evening Star, Issue 15680, 19 December 1914
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