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FIRE AT CENTRAL PLlATEAU'MINE EXTENSIVD DA3L[AIE DONE. A disstroue fire ocotrredat the Central Plateau mine early on Saturday morning, when, theo ohangig-heuae, smaltiug-room, iannager'ai ofties. and "store-toan. worn Ievollt?-to tho.ground. The fire when notziehad bl'the:ýgiz aeidavnr 3týIr=.:Oala eadn a lnrn hbld of the buiMling, and he gave :the.alarm by blowing thle whitlc: Theo brigade p'romptly xeslapnded, and ran out about 700; foot of hose, but this wna much too short to roach the fire. Word wnas at once sent to the City, and '1300 tet of hose was despatched. hut it wan omparativcly useoler, since there was no preanure owing to the ime p3ug being ao ar naway. The lhose hade, therefore, to be dicrdo ed, and a bucket brigade; under t:ho sup erintotndnro of Capt Vickere, was form 1. l yiia hT?natie effort tho fire woo onfinedio the buildings already mention d, though the hlactsmith's shop was ,wrohed. Tho hmine nmanager (Mr M1. Iiekarad). who woe early ow the scene: took the pro vautioary montsuames of having the 27 men on night shift h?nuled to the surfnore, as at the mine there was danger of the ire preading to the poppet legs. Tho wind. owever was blowing from the went. and y applyin the water to the north end f the bhtduckith's shop the danger to the poppet lge elm averedl. i·Tht eonendy tairtdn in the hang.I g ne-o?, whmere the neon placm their wet |lntho ndry on the stnin -pipe. It?a believed that owme of the clothing must hare been nanouldernng for some time be roe the outhr?uk ocoarrl. When the fire was nticrl the nwhole place won ablaw.· Tihe miners who leave their lotlding in the builhing ater changing into their, working cilothifer, lot evry- thing oxuoept what they wero wearing, amd those not at wnork will have to procure a new work-ing kit. When the fire Ind ben enubdurel and it wasn omiblr to nnako an inveitigatien it was found that the fireproof naWe, which ntntainel a good qiantity of gold, hiad wime through the ordeal safely an far as cauld be ,rn. but it has no yeot beenl p nd. Tihe bildinge were inured in, toh Norwih Union fer £24.5. which. how eer, will notnearly coverthe loem. The brign'diers and mmel, are to he ongrntmu dsedl on the good mave offoctol under dlif flut circullnl?tineer .