MUCH DAMAGE REPORTED. SAW-MH.I"I)ESTROYED, HOUSES AND OTHER BUILDINGS BURNT* DOWN. [Pke Unitmi Peess Association.] PAHIATUA, January 19 Til ere .have been disastrous bush fives in the P'ougaroa district. A cyclonic gale Ims been raging. Gardiner and Yeoman's saw-mill was completely destroyed, also cottages, eubles, .and & big stack of timber. Tho damage is estimated at £6,000. Two bridges, valued at £2OO each, near Waione, in Akitio County, were destroyed, also an unoccupied house en Mr Davidson's property .and buildings on. Mr Enmege's. The lire swept through Mr Max Kay-mi-'s orchard, and it reported, that ilr J. W. Murray's fine residence at Pakowhai was burnt down.
The road between Danneyirko and Pongarca is blockod for vehicular traffic, and the mall coach was -unable to get through. '.['he destruction of tho saw -mill will make timber vory dear in Akitio County. Many out-buildings and miles of fencing have 'gone, and other houses \vc<ro endangered, but rain fell last night, and tho galo abated,
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BUSH FIRES, Evening Star, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915