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EXTENSIVE BUSH FIRES IN COLLINGWOOD DISTRICT.

HOUSES, ETC. DESTROYED. DAMAGE CcSsiDERABLE, Extensive bush fifes wete raging in the Salnham', Kaituna, a»d Bonn? Doon diatificts on Sunday, and rejy considerable damage was done to settlers' property. Mr Benjamin Kemp's dwelling and outbuildings, situated in the Bonny Doon district, was totally destroyed. The house was insured for £100 in the Commercial Union Office, and JSSO in the Norwich Union ' office, and the outbuildings for in the No^wjcb Union office. Yesterday the Police* were advised that the fires were! still raging, and that the amount of damage could not be ascertained. [By Telegraph.— From Our Own Correspondent.] CoLLiNGWooD, January 16. There was a great bush fire yesterday, Which started at Silverstream aud did not end until it reached Lower Kaituna. Kemp's house, wiih all the furniture* was burned, afid Ghana's lower mill was destroyed, but the machinery was saved A six-foomed house at Kaituna, also a house at Bainham, both belonging to Grants, were burned. W. Allan's shed and hay atJßainham, and T. Brewer's shed, Tyree's shed, and Baigent's bush were burned at Bonny Doon.

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EXTENSIVE BUSH FIRES IN COLLINGWOOD DISTRICT. Colonist, Volume XLVII, Issue 11233, 17 January 1905

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