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DESTRUCTION OF MERCER RAILWAY STATION BY FIRE-

At about two o'clock yesterday ; morn"ing the railway station, refreshment room, and ladies' waiting rooms at Mercer, .were completely destroyed by fire, caused by a heated stove pipe passing through the wooden walls.' MrArkell, the proprietor of the refreshment rooms, was in- , sured for £50 in the Norwioh Union office. The Government loae about, £700. . The adjoining buildings were saved from destruction by 'the use of iwet blankets. The guards, house oanght fire several times, but was extinguished. Several slight injnries occurred to those engaged in extinguishing the fire, but the greatest sufferer was the engineer of the steamer Waikato. He was burnt about the' head', 1 and one of his hands was rather severely injured. >»<■'.,■'! * ■ >' :!,

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DESTRUCTION OF MERCER RAILWAY STATION BY FIRE, Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 5386, 20 May 1879

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DESTRUCTION OF MERCER RAILWAY STATION BY FIRE Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 5386, 20 May 1879

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