Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

Serious Bush Fires.

There was a heavy gale of wind at Carterton on Monday and a bush fire at Belvedere spread to the property of Mr R. Butler, and destroyed two of his oat-stacks. Mr W. Booth was a sufferer by the same fire. He lost two timber trucks, some machinery and slabs. Destructive bush fires are reported from the Forty Mile Bush. At Eketahuna one or two houses have been destroyed, whilst at Mauriceville, it is said, about a dozen residences have been burned, together with large quantities of hay. Many settlers aro said to be ruined.

Heavy rain is now failing which will have the offici; 01 subduing tb.3 bush fires. Three stacks of grain belonging to Mr George Drummond, near Master- _ ton, have been destroyed by fire. A heavy gale was experienced also at Pahiatua and houses in the village settlement and elsewhere were in danger. One caught fire, through sparks from a tree, and •. a hole about 2ft square was burne4_^ before it was subdued. Another settler had an outhouse burnt with a lot of carpenters tools, &c.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

Serious Bush Fires., Manawatu Herald, 31 March 1894

Word Count

Serious Bush Fires. Manawatu Herald, 31 March 1894

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.