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(Per Press Association.) AUCKLAND, last night.. The fire fiend is still active m some country districts, and reports of exteh-. sive damage came to hand from Te Aroha, Matamata, and. Pokeno. Swamp fires have dojie much damage to the grass and flax sections of the Hunglninga swamp, and m places it has been burned dowin to the clay subsoil. At Pokeno valuable swamp lands have been ■devastated, while from Matamata is reported the outbreak of a serious bush fire on the Okania clearing; which destroyed a four-roomed cottage, the property of Mr F. Blackman, and a number of sheep. The Waitekauri Goldmining Company had a narrow escape with part of its mining plant, the tramway bridges and the hoppers at the head of the aerial tramway only being s4ved with considerable difficulty/ the shortage of water making the ta'skof fighting the fire a difficult one. - .■!'..■'•,.;.'.■-.■

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BUSH FIRES., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXV, Issue 11211, 27 February 1908

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BUSH FIRES. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXV, Issue 11211, 27 February 1908

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