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Fire 1893

“Heretaunga Street from Market Street looking towards railway linee after a large fire in February 1893. The fire destroyed buildings on both sides of the street. The Napier Fire brigade’s steamer was brought over on a special train, as Hastings had no steamer at the time.” – from ‘Fighting Flames – A Century of Firefighting in Hastings 1886-1986’ by Russell Kirkby, 1986

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Official photograph of earthquake damage

FIRE APPROACHING P.O.   NAPIER N.Z. ‘QUAKE

Fire

Official photograph of earthquake damage

Emerson St Afire.   Napier N.Z. Earthquake

Fire

Official photograph of earthquake damage

PORT AHURIRI FIRE   FROM NAPIER. N.Z. ‘QUAKE SERIES NO I

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Fire probably in Hastings, date unknown

Fire By Railway Yards 1907

Aftermath of fire on north-east side of Heretaunga Street, Hastings, 14 May 1907

From Houston collection – “Engine and crew of Wellington mail (left foreground) threatened to run over hoses if they were not taken up. Train was carrying her Majesty’s mails, and they had right of way. Hoses were lifted and fire burned on.”

Heretaunga St

Heretaunga Street from Market Street looking towards railway line after fire in February 1893

Sacred Heart Church Fire 1992

Sacred Heart Church organ after the fire on 6 September, taken 8 September 1992

Sacred Heart Church Fire 1992

Sacred Heart Church after the 6 September fire, taken 8 September 1992

Sacristy area on left
All vestments were destroyed
Cars parked in carport (centre background) were damaged by the fire’s heat

Sacred Heart Church Fire 1992

Sacred Heart Church after the 6 September fire, taken 8 September 1992

Sacristy area on left
All vestments were destroyed
Cars parked in carport (centre background) were damaged by the fire’s heat

Sacred Heart Church Fire 1992

Sacred Heart Church after the 6 September fire, taken 8 September 1992

Front entrance to the church
Tree in foreground taken to a parishioner’s garden for safe-keeping unil new church built

Sacred Heart Church Fire 1992

Sacred Heart Church after the 6 September fire, taken 8 September 1992

Looking towards the sacristy

Sacred Heart Church Fire 1992

Some of the men who fought the Sacred Heart Church fire of 6 September, taken 8 September 1992

Sacred Heart Church Fire 1992

Digging for the power cable after the Sacred Heart Church fire of 6 September, taken 8 September 1992