A fire broke out in the house of Mr John Somers at Huntly on Monday evening. After dinner Mr Somers, who "baches" by himself in the north end of the township, hung his working clothes near the fire to dry, and left the house. Shortly after his departure the clothes were found to be blazing furiously. With assistance the flames were soon quenched, little damage having been done to the house, and the owner losing very little of value except his pit clothes.
Auckland Star, 20 October 1905, 4. Papers Past