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NARROW ESCAPE OP THE STAR AND GARTER HOTEL. On Thursday evening, about 7.30, a fire was discovered in the Star and Garter Hotel, Richmond, but, fortunately, was observed by two passersby in time, or the results might have been very serious. It appears an occupant of oDe of the lower bedrooms had been reading, and left the light too near the curtains while he left the room, with the result that they caught on tire, and quickly ignited the ceiling and walls. Many willing hands soon had the fire out before much damage was done. Dissatisfaction was expressed with the water supply, and the manner in which the Council had carried out the work of clearing the reservoir. It is nov. over a month since the work was commenced, and the water has not yet been turned on. Only two or three men have been carrying out the work, when a much larger number should have been employed. Had the fire got a hold on Thursday night, nothing would have saved the building, as the Brigade could hardly get the water to reach the ceiling of the bedroom. It is hoped that the Uouncil will g6t the job finished without any further unnecessary delay, — Own Correspondent. )

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FIRE AT RICHMOND., Colonist, Volume XLVIII, Issue 11596, 7 April 1906

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FIRE AT RICHMOND. Colonist, Volume XLVIII, Issue 11596, 7 April 1906

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