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Fires near Walcha.

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The Tamworth Daily Observer (NSW), Friday 5 March 1915

WALCHA NEWS.

Disastrous Fires.

Hay Crop Destroyed.

(From our Correspondent.)

A disastrous fire took place at Messrs. Crawford Bros.’ Moona Plains Station, about midnight on Saturday, when the whole of their hay crop was mysteriously destroyed by fire, together with hay shed, saddles, harness, and adjoining sheds. The loss is estimated at between £300 and £400.

The property was uninsured.

At Walcha Road Mr. J. Burgess lost an old woolshed by fire. This, however, was caused by a bush fire.

At Winterbourne last week, Mr. E. Lisle’s house was burnt down. Mr. Lisle recently went to the front, and his brothers, living near, were keeping an eye on the property during his absence. When they came to get flour, etc., they found nothing but the brick chimneys standing. The residence was not insured.

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