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Blaze at Inverell

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Tuesday 14 September 1954, The Canberra Times



Fire early to-day destroyed most of Inverell’s newest and biggest shopping block.

The blaze, which broke out shortly after midnight, caused damage estimated at nearly £250,000 to a timber yard and hardware store.

A car showroom in the building was also severely damaged by smoke and water.

A series of explosions rocked the building as flames reached a quantity of highly inflamable liquid in front of the premises.

The fire was the biggest in Inverell for some years.

Detectives are investigating its cause.

Written by macalba

December 2, 2010 at 8:06 pm

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