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A house of five rooms, owned and occupied by, Mr. Henry Carter, a' breeder, in Selwyn Koad, Kemuera, was destroyed by . •Sre shortly after one o'clock yesterday ' afternoon. The only person about the premises at the time of the outbreak was Mrs. Carter. She was washing in the. wash-house at the rear when she noticed 'Barnes ■ issuing from the kitchen, and she Immediately gave the; alarm. The Eemuera Fire Brigade answered the call , promptly, but the flames made such rapid • progress that by the time they arrived upon the scene the building had been al- , most completely destroyed. No assistance being J immediately available, the whole of the furniture was also lost. The cause of the outbreak is believed to have been a defective chimney. Both the house and ; furniture were insured. Mr. Carter, howT ever, estimates his loss at considerably in excess of the amount of the insurance, the loss including £150 in cash, which he had in the house at the time. His nephew, who was residing with him, also lost £40 in notes. -.

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HOUSE BURNER AT REMUERA., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14815, 19 October 1911

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HOUSE BURNER AT REMUERA. New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14815, 19 October 1911

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