THE OTARAMA BUSH FIRE.
Latest reports received from Otarama are anything but reassuring. The fire is still burning vigorously m the vicinity o£ the railway station, on both sides of the railway line, as well as along Patterson's Creek. The bush which formed so attractive a background to the lower falls on this creek has disappeared. Fanned by recent north-westerly breezes, the flames have reached a considerable distance down the Waimakariri on its western bank, while the eastern bank is m imminent danger from the Oxford district. The canvas settlement at Patterson's Creek was sayed from destniction mainly by the exertions of some of its inhabitants and a few visitors. The information contained m yesterday's issue was m some measiu'e incorrect, inasmuch as the fire has communicated itself to the eastern side of the creek, where a number of old and decaying stumps were ablaze three days ago. A strong north-westerly breeze has since caused the fire to spread with alarming rapidity, and unless the long-looked-for rain quickly makes its appearance, Otarama, Patterson's and contiguous bush will be completely demolished.
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