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AN OLD LANDMARK. A 12-roomed house in Bayfield, Anderson Bay, was destroyed by fire to-day. The. fire is thought to have commenced in one of the bedrooms upstairs. Most of the furniture down-fairs was got out in time, hut th" rest of the premises were destroyed. The house, which L a very old one, was at one time the residence of the late Hon. Matthew Holmes. It is owned by Mrs John While, and lately lias been occupied by Mr George, Moodie, of Messrs Muir and Moodie.

A four-roomed house at Green Idaud was completely de.-troyed by Hie about S o'clock last evening. Mrs Hopewell, the owner and occupier, is at present away for a holiday in the North Island, and' tha house was left, in charge of two pons and a daughter, none of whom was in the building at the time of the outbreak. The cause of the tiro ]■>• not known, as no lights were left burning when the family Arent out for the evening.

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FIRES, Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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FIRES Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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