A mysterious outbreak of fire occurred at 8, Hewetson  Square, Crosby
a house occupied by Mrs. WARDLOW, wife of a Derby miner  and owned by Mr.
Hayton HARDY, shoemaker, early on Friday morning.

The smoke was detected by a neighbour, Mrs. WARDLOW  having been away from
home since the previous evening, and on investigation the  kitchen was found
be in flames. The furniture was destroyed and the walls  damaged, but the
was prevented from spreading to any of the other  rooms.

The damage to the house which, we understand, is not  extensive, is covered
by insurance.