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The Nelson Photo News



Early Morning Fire

Plant and stock in a building used by H. Coltman and Co. as a pumice and plaster factory were destroyed or damaged by a fire which gutted the. building last month. The cause of the outbreak is still uncertain.


A fireman plays a hose over some smouldering timber while a burnt-out shell of a building towers overhead


The heat was so intense that the nails in the corrugated iron walls were sprung.


More debris