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FIRES

Shoitly l-rf-Toi-o 6 o'clock on Sauirday cv-riiii'sr tii" (.'itv Fir-p. Urijjndo iwv .-ailed !iy t-H'-pbor.-"' t" the premises of Jli\<m> Siiic] and i"'i'.. in Sia!V:rd Mrrtt. wlipiv ;>, chimney in the fruit depart merit had taken fine. "..>.'i online.-, proceeded i to lii- pl.-.co. nuO '.W l,:--i--..S.- rjuicMy «•*> J tin 5111-red the ihtmes Viy means ot their ! chemical apparatus. M the fiw which i'centred at Maori Lli!l on Friday iiite-rnoon. in which a sixronmtd. house was* dcFtr-oxc'l and two p.djoiniup li'nisr'S 'oadiy <'anuisrc<l, the City u eic present- for t-hrc-? hours, and did valuable \v.>rl< in assisting to .subdue, the- flames. The St. Kihla Vngado attends the fire Hiiir occurred ;it Anderson Ray on Friday morning. Fire 'vas discovered yostci -day morning in a two-stoned building in Upper Willis sfroat. Wellington, occupied by .Mr James Hopweli (Uut irtviwi, who had the lower floor, and .Mr )•'. I'. .-Mnith, who carried on & photographer's business on the uppor floor. Tim iirc omrinated upatali-.s. and did considerable diim&go before it could bo extinguished, the studio being practically 'burnt out. .Mr .Smith had an inrmr- ' JMine of £l9O in tho Phrenix office. i A little later a, two-storied dwelling in Sydney street, Wellington, was found to be on fire. The house, was occupied by Mr.*' Mary Carr, and the outbreak occurred in a bedroom in which two yoti.ni; men were rJeopintr. The fiio had a -sti-ong hold -when it was discovered, and it was not before tho building was .seriously dainagad that t-h& brigade could check it." The contents c-f four bedrooms, vsdued at about £IOO, were destroyed, and tho building suffered damage to the extent of approximately £IOO. The. whole of the furniture* in the lower part was saved, but was affected very much by water. Ait Invcreargill message states that a motor car and garage owned by Mr D. \V. I\]' : uiy wn;; destroyed by fire on Saturday night. -Mr M'Kay struck a match, and a sheet of flame burst out. Insurances : I Car £350, building £l5O.

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FIRES, Evening Star, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

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FIRES Evening Star, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

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