House for demolition in Korokoro, set alight by the Petone Fire Brigade, 28 Nov 1970
Reference Number: EP/1970/5117/10-F
House for demolition in London Road, Korokoro, set alight by the Petone Fire Brigade, 28 November, 1970. Photograph taken by an unidentified Evening Post staff photographer. Published in the Evening Post, 28 November 1970.Evening Post caption reads: "This was one blaze firemen enjoyed. In fact it was lit by members of the Petone Brigade at 6am today and for 20 minutes the 70-year-old two-bedroom house blazed fiercely. While it lasted, it was a spectacular sight for those living in Korokoro who were about early enough to see it. The Chief Fire Officer (Mr A J Edmonds) said the brigade was asked by the Mayor of Petone (Mr George Gee) to burn the house as the cheapes way of demolishing it. The house, in London Road, owned by the council, was on the hillside above the Petone tip. It was the residence of the tip caretaker until about a year ago."
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House for demolition in Korokoro, set alight by the Petone Fire Brigade, Reference Number EP/1970/5117-F (1 digitised items)
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The Dominion Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers, Reference Number PAColl-7327 (2038 digitised items)
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