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.