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