This newspaper article describes the bush fire that destroyed Raetihi and several other towns in the central North Island in 1918. The fire also wiped out many timber mills operating in the area, killed sheep and cattle, and disrupted train services on the main trunk line. Members of a farming family died when they were trapped by the flames.
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Reference: Grey River Argus, 21 March, 1918, p. 3
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