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Fire at Levin - Ince's Drapery - The Evening Post 8 October 1928

Kete Horowhenua2020-01-27T18:43:59+00:00

The Evening Post 8 October 1928 reported:

Fire at Levin

A serious fire occurred late on Saturday night in premises occupied by Ince and Co., drapers, G. D. Hamilton, accountant, V. Henderson, tailor, and Miss Williams, dressmaker, the three last-named occupying the first floor. The fire had a strong hold when the alarm was given, but it was confined to the block in which it originated. The stocks and building are a total j loss.

The insurances are:— lnce's stock £5000, fittings £500, in the South British Office; Hamilton's, office furniture £100, in the British Traders' Office. The building belonged to the. Stiles and Matheson estate, and was insured for £3000 in the British Traders' Office. The other tenants were uninsured.

The cause of the outbreak is not known.