[From our own Correspondent.]
Mintaro, February 27.
This has been the most fearful day that we have experienced for years past for heat and dust; it is almost impossible to go out of doors. A fire occurred this morning at the Mintaro Flour Mills. By some accidental spark the wood on the outside of the mill caught fire. A great number of persons soon were on the spot, and by dint of heavy labour extinguished it before it had done any great quantity of damage; but for such timely assistance 60 or 70 tons of wood would have been consumed, and the whole of the property endangered.