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Fire Fear Causes
MELBOURNE, Sunday. There was a wild scramble for the exits when thick black smoke poured into the Savoy Theatre, Russell Street, city, to-night.
Women, many of them accompanied by children, screamed as they joined the panic rush.
About 300 of, the 1.200 people who were in the theatre listening to a band concert, had escaped before the manager restored order.
The lire was caused by an electric fan catching fire and blowing the smoke into the
A fireman at the theatre and an attendant got it under con- trol.
Nobody was injured.