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FIRES

AT MAORI. HILL. SIX-ROOM El) HOUSE DESTROYED. Yesterday afternoon a six-roomed teaU donee at Maori Hill was completely il,-. stivyed hr lire, and tho. Deo .adjoinini houses were badly damaged. The City Brigade received the alarm, bin. owing is the fire being beyond their boundary, returned to the station. The outbreak, which commenced in tho six-roomed house, owned and occupied by Mr James Drummond. carpenter, was assisted by a strong southerly wind, and, despite the welldirected efforts of the Maori Hill Brigade and a number of persons who did their best to subdue the flames, , the building was quickly burnt down, and the two adjoining houses were also threatened. Tint furniture of these two houses was considerably damaged while being removed. The rear portion of a livo-roomed residence on one side, owned by Air John King, was very considerably damaged, while the seven-roomed bouse on tha Other side, owned by Mr T. Young, was badly scorched. Airs Drummond was away from homo ou a holiday, and her husband was last in the house at lunch time. Air Drummond’s house was insured in tho Standard Office for £SOO, and the furniture in the. Atlas Office for £260. Air King’s house was insured in tho Ixmdon, Liverpool, and Glnbo Office for £3lO, and the contents in the same office for £l5O. The house owned by Mr Young was covered in the Victoria- Office ter £375, and the furniture, in the Queensland Office for £l5O. Air Young's home also contained furniture belonging to Mrs Bare, which was insured in the Athu Office for £l6O. Tho houses, which v, err situated in High street, near the Clear, were about five or six feet apart.

About 2.20 this morning- the City Brigade received a call to a fire which had occurred in the workshop of Mr Wilkin son, plumber, in a right-of-way in Gcorun street, between Hanover and Frederick streets. The brigade quickly fopprc»ea the flames, little damage being done.

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FIRES, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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FIRES Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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