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S\DNE\ Ihursdaj -JJtmage «-eiimueeu t ii000 w is citised b\ i hie wlicb com pleteb dcstiojod an mk ind tile nctorj in Soudan lane Paddington tins morning Ihe root ot the £ic*oin wis luted, off md gieat pieces ot metal w io hurled into the au bj in explosion which occiiricd when the llames t eichcd stocks vi chume ita
The onlj oicnpniil ot the building Air \ichibild mtrONilv avoided being trappe 1 He csciped bv jumping tram his bedroom to the toof of i shed belo tom which he was able to make lu« w ij to the street At one stage the flame thrcnteued a st ible on the opposite "-ile ot the 'me The owner Ah II G AA luttin/ton had greit difficulty in inducing two tnghtened horses to leave their »tails but eventuillj was able to lead them thtough his house
Family s Narrow Escapo
Ajçakencd Inn the coughing ot his chil dren oarlj this morning Ldwird BNrne an unemploNod labourei of Tennjson street Bimi stow n found that his hotrse w as m 11 unes Ihe beeboom wits- well ablaze and dense clouds of black smoko were sweeping through the building Hill blinded bj the smoke Bjine hurriedly aroused his wife and two símil children lliej escaped m their night attire a lew seconds betöre n
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MOUNT COLITE HOTEL BITBJÍT.
Damage Estimated at £3,000.
GEELONG. Thursday. -A lire which broke out in the Mount Colite Hotel about 2 o'clock this morning destroyed the build- ing nnd its contents. At the time of the outbreak there »rere no guests in the hotel. The licensee, Mrs. Ziman, and a maid and mau servant had to moke a hnsty exit from the building in their night clothes. Four years ago the hotel was on lue. and the main portion was destroyed. Negotiations have been going on in regard to rebuilding, and it was expected thnt an early begin- ning would be made in erecting on the site of the first fire a substantial brick build-
It is thought that the fire this morning began in the kitchen quarters adjoining the hot-water system. Being of weatherboard, the building was soou enveloped in flames. Barwon Ucads residents responded to the call for help, and the fire brigade, operating où the bush fire brigade principle, effected very good work. Several times the hall adjoining the hotel took light, but the flames were extinguished. The Geelong City Tire Brigade was communicated with, and the Dennis pump was taken to the scene. Pumping from oft' the bridge, the biigade bud two streams of water on to the flamea. The building, however, had collapsed before the firemen were able to reach the scene. They saved the adjoining properties, some of which were scorched, tt is estimated that the damage done will
amount to about £3 000.
On the previous night a five-roomed house at Barwon Heads was elestioyed by fire.