Story: Fires and fire services

Auckland fire, 1901 (3rd of 4)

Auckland fire, 1901

A montage painted for the Weekly News shows the Auckland fire brigade at work during a major fire at the Grand Hotel in 1901. Five people died, and in the subsequent controversy about the effectiveness of fire services in Auckland, the brigade was restructured.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: Gavin McLean, Fires & firefighting. Wellington: Grantham House, 1992, p. 53

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Fires and fire services - Early fire services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010