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SUSPICIOUS FIRES.

ANOTHER IN CHRISTCHURCH

INCENDIARISM SUSPECTED.

.—PRESS ASSOCIATION.]

CHEISTCHUBCH, Saturday. A fire occurred early this morning in three unoccupied houses in Manchester Street South, opposite Coker's Hotel. The buildings were blazing fiercely when the brigade arrived, but the fire was soon checked. The damage will probably total £300 or £400.

The inmates of the Metropolitan boardinghouso were nearly seized with panic, rushing hurriedly into the street in their night attire, but no damage was done to that building.

The origin of the outbreak is unknown, but the police and superintendent of the fire brigade are of opinion that it was the work of an incendiary, inclining to the belief that the fatal fire in the Silver Grid boardinghouse and the outbreaks in Coker's Hotel were also the work of the same person.

THE SILVER GRID FIRE.

DEATH OF SIXTH VICTIM, [by. telegbaph.— cobbespondent.] CHRISTCHURCH, Saturday. Six deaths have now to be recorded in connection with the destruction by fire of the Silver Grid boardinghouse on Monday morning, the latest victim being Thomas Edward Gledhill, aged 23 years. He was severely burned, and was suffering from shock when admitted to the hospital.

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SUSPICIOUS FIRES., New Zealand Herald, Volume LIV, Issue 16706, 26 November 1917

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SUSPICIOUS FIRES. New Zealand Herald, Volume LIV, Issue 16706, 26 November 1917

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