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BUSH FIRES.

ANXIOUS TIME. AT WHA'RERATA'.

SETTLERS' HOMESTEABS THREATENED. Fierce bush 'fires are " 'rajting m the Wharerata district and settlers' are having an anxious tinie\ The fiVeW' a^ef.three miles south of the Wharerata post office, and as far as can be asceHairied^they »ye confined to Messrs Co6p'3,^Ridaell's, AlcAra a, and King's properties. Mr King's bush was fired on Ttresdav, and it Was thought to have burti&a "firae , The high ■ wind, however^ prdKabrV l| fWy ! Ned the dying embers, and set' ttfe^fire going again. Whether this was the' sca\ise5 ca\ise or not, is not. Quite known;' but f the bushes- on the other properties mentioned were set going, with the result thatfmatters assumed a very serious 1 ■yesterday afternoon and during-' tha rilght. Fences were burned to the, ground -and l Mr McAra lost his sheep yatds'ahd' dip. His homestead had a narrows eso&oe, atid it was only .by the unflagging efforts" 6n the part- of the. settlers that His < iihd other homesteads were' saved 'from -destruction. : , ,;.. • 3The settlers, were out all night. \ fetfttling with the fire,, which at^ tiniest appeared though it wpold gain the :riiastery. Fortunately th e Mrind: changiHhat a critical moment,- and greatly : teJlfev^d the situation. The fire is noV matting its way further inland. Some telegraph poles were destroyed causing an interruption in< ohe of -the bisborne,Napier commUiwcatibhs. .-* the linesman, Mr Selby, started out •-< this morning to, repair, the daniajje. •«rs^ :: # '. i ?%^* l^:'-- beiiiK^busy Si C h in f h? - iv is ?"*■«*«*«* there MU- be heavy, polling ; m that^ district toLast nipnth another big bush fire was ;burrun* f^ two wealcs in^heTarewaS .tnct, but apart from destroying some fencing it ..was not so serious as the pre-,aent-.fire. ■■■'•■;- ; ■•...• .

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BUSH FIRES. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 12631, 7 December 1911

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