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DISASTERS AND MISHAPS – FIRES

DISASTERS AND MISHAPS – FIRES

Official insurance company figures of fire losses suggest that in New Zealand misfortune and human folly in this connection are no less costly than in most other communities. The annual bill for property destruction by fire is huge, and it is only by the maintenance of the strictest vigilance that the forest and bush resources of the Dominion are being preserved from fire havoc.



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