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FIRE IN A CARDIFF AUCTION ROOM. A fire, which might have proved of a most disastrous character, broke out last night on the premises of Messrs Lawrence and Gill, auctioneers, No. 13, High-street, Cardiff. P.O. Friend, who was on duty on that beat, was passing the place at a quarter past 11, when ho noticed smoke issuing from the shop. He immediately sent a man, named Peter, to the fire station to give the alarm. The brigade was promptly summoned, and under the command of Engineer Geen, quickly arrived upon the scene with a hose reel. The shop was full of dense smoke, which came from the cellar beneath, where a large quantity of loose straw was stored. As the entrance to the cellar could not be found, and as the descent would in any case have been impos- sible, a portion of the flooring was ripped up and water was poured down through it upon the burning mess. The fire was extinguished without very much trouble, and before it had time to spread-a fortunate circumstance, for the premises, which are old, would have burnt rapidly. There was in the shop a stock of furni- ture, which was more or less injured by thel smoke and the water, but it is said that the ful. extent of the damage is covered by insurance. The origin of the fire has not been ascertained The premises, which are locked up at night, were I e," tappare" tly sale at half-past nine, and it is stated that no light was taken into the cellar during the evening. The trios C fe-,tsibie theory is that some careless smoker passing along the street, in casting away a lighted match or fusee, threw it through the grating- into the cellar, and thus ignited the straw. The early discovery of the fire by the police-officer and the prompt and energetic action of the firemen averted what might quickly have become a very serious con- flagration.

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