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FIRE

Fire (1921)

An item showing a fire raging out of control.

SMOKE BACKGROUNDS aka SMOKE

Smoke Backgrounds AKA Smoke (1950)

Smoke Backgrounds

SMOKE BACKGROUNDS aka SMOKE

Smoke Backgrounds AKA Smoke (1950)

Smoke Backgrounds

FIRE-FIGHTING TEST

Fire-Fighting Test (1934)

A new foam, able to extinguish raging fire almost instantly, is demonstrated...

SAW MILLS FIRE AT DUNSTON NEWS IN A NUTSHELL

Saw Mills Fire At Dunston News In A Nutshell (1935)

Fire in timber yard causes metal roofs to warp...

PYRAMIDS OF CORNWALL

Pyramids Of Cornwall (1929)

Short segment of film showing a furnace burning coal.

THE PERIL OF THE DROUGHT

The Peril Of The Drought (1921)

During the heatwave burning crops and haystacks are tackled by fire...

FLAME THROWERS ETC.

Flame Throwers Etc. (1945)

An exercise using flame throwers is carried out across a river.

DUTCH LINER ABLAZE

Dutch Liner Ablaze (1939)

Dutch liner ship on fire at sea.

COKE BURNERS

Coke Burners (1960-1969)

Burning coal at the pit

LONDON FIREMEN'S FUNERAL

London Firemen's Funeral (1935)

The funeral procession of two firemen killed in a Dockland fire.

BLACKPOOL

Blackpool (1936)

Funeral of firemen who died fighting fire in warehouse / factory.

TO BLAZES WITH WALKIE TALKIE

To Blazes With Walkie Talkie (1946)

Short wave radio is used by firemen on emergency calls.

THE JET SHIP !

The Jet Ship ! (1939)

New fire boat in Venice which is powered by jets of water, Italy.

MODEL FIRE TENDER

Model Fire Tender (1940)

Auxiliary firemen in Canterbury show off their model engine. Kent.

FIRE CALL

Fire Call (1952)

Good item showing how a London fire brigade responds to a call.

ARMY FIRE SERVICE PRACTICE

Army Fire Service Practice (1945)

Army Fire Service practices putting out fire after setting light to...

FIRE - SOUTHPORT

Fire - Southport (1920-1929)

Shots of charred ruins of Southport theatre / Opera House after fire.

BRAVO ... LONDON'S FIRE FIGHTERS!

Bravo ... London's Fire Fighters! (1933)

London firemen work hard to put out blaze at a paint...

OUR WONDERFUL WEATHER!

Our Wonderful Weather! (1933)

A heat wave causes forest and heath fires in England.

GREAT FIRE IN LONDON

Great Fire In London (1931)

Over 1,000 firemen battle a warehouse fire in London.

BIG LONDON FIRE

Big London Fire (1934)

Hammersmith tyre factory in flames - 300 firemen fighting it.

CHOKING FUMES

Choking Fumes (1935)

'Tiring' work as 20 engines are called to extinguish a fire at a rubber warehouse in...

BOMB FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Bomb Fire Extinguisher (1935)

New fire extinguishing bombs put fire out instead of starting it.

LONDON WHARF BLAZE

London Wharf Blaze (1935)

Wapping warehouse ablaze - one of he bigger fire in London for many years.

DEAN STREET BEDDING FACTORY BLAZE

Dean Street Bedding Factory Blaze (1935)

West End of London where several engines and 100 firemen are...

"A Pyre Of Pianos" (1931)

A large pile of old pianos is set on fire in Stroud.

GREAT FIRE AT CRYSTAL PALACE aka GREAT FIRE DESTROYS CRYSTAL PALACE

Great Fire At Crystal Palace AKA Great Fire Destroys Crystal Palace (1936)

Enormous Victorian...

CRYSTAL PALACE FIRE aka GREAT FIRE DESTROYS CRYSTAL PALACE

Crystal Palace Fire AKA Great Fire Destroys Crystal Palace (1936)

Enormous Victorian glass...

CUTS / OUT TAKES for CRYSTAL PALACE FIRE aka GREAT FIRE DESTROYS CRYSTAL PALACE...

Cuts / Out Takes For Crystal Palace Fire AKA Great Fire Destroys Crystal Palace... (1936)

Cuts...

FAIRY FILAMENTS

Fairy Filaments (1940)

Demonstrations of glassblowing, the making of fibreglass and inflammable fabric.

EXPERIMENTING WITH PORTABLE PUMP IN POLAND

Experimenting With Portable Pump In Poland (1938)

Firemen in Poland put out a fire using a portable...

BLAZING OIL TANKER  - NEW YORK

Blazing Oil Tanker - New York (1927)

A fire on a blazing oil tanker in New York is put out.

HOLIDAY FIRE DISASTER

Holiday Fire Disaster (1927)

Firemen risk life and limb in trying to combat a fire in Glasgow.

RUBBER WAREHOUSE BLAZE

Rubber Warehouse Blaze (1928)

London's fire fighters put out blaze at warehouse which makes rubber. ...

GUTTED IN A FEW HOURS

Gutted In A Few Hours (1928)

A three storey building in Salford is completely destroyed by fire. ...

WALLPAPER FACTORY BLAZE aka WALL PAPER FACTORY BLAZE

Wallpaper Factory Blaze AKA Wall Paper Factory Blaze (1928)

A wallpaper factory blazes and...

THEY'RE ALL SMART

They're All Smart (1928)

Different fire stations compete for the L.C.C.'s 1928 Fire Brigade Challenge...

PLANE CRASH

Plane Crash (1938)

Demonstration of an air ambulance taking away the victim of a plane crash at an air...

FIRE DRENCHING - GLASGOW LNER

Fire Drenching - Glasgow Lner (1938)

A new sprinkler system in Glasgow keeps buildings cool in the...

BIG FIRE AT GLASGOW BIG FIRE AT NINE STOREY WAREHOUSE IN GLASGOW

Big Fire At Glasgow Big Fire At Nine Storey Warehouse In Glasgow (1922)

Warehouse fire in...

FOREST FIRES aka FOREST FIRES SWEEP COUNTRYSIDE

Forest Fires AKA Forest Fires Sweep Countryside (1922)

Forest fires devastate the town of...

LONDON'S LATEST FIRE FLOAT aka 4,000 GALLONS A MINUTE

London's Latest Fire Float AKA 4,000 Gallons A Minute (1922)

London's latest fire float in...

FLAMES GO 60 FEET HIGH

Flames Go 60 Feet High (1923)

A fire in a rubber toy factory produced flames and smoke 60 feet high,...

FIRE AT MARSEILLES KILLS 80

Fire At Marseilles Kills 80 (1938)

A fire in Marseilles kills 80 people and destroys a department...

A MINIATURE GREAT FIRE

A Miniature Great Fire (1929)

The village of Bettmaringen is completely destroyed by fire, Germany.

70K FIRE

70k Fire (1925)

A fire destroys a varnish works and paper factory in London causing £70,000 damage.

FLOUR WAREHOUSE BLAZE

Flour Warehouse Blaze (1930)

Fire-fighters tackle a blaze in a flour factory. London.

FOREST FIRE IN AUSTRALIA

Forest Fire In Australia (1944)

Bush fire in Victoria destroys many homes, Australian army called in to...

ANOTHER BIG CITY ABLAZE

Another Big City Ablaze (1939)

Footage of several buildings on fire in London.