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    Full title reads: "New York. 24 Die In Loft Fire".

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    LV Showing section of New York's Broadway, with smoke gushing from a building and firemen playing hoses into the building. GV Showing fire engine with hose mounted on top and a jet of water playing onto the building, camera pans to show smoke billowing from the fourth floor of the building. SV Hoses being played onto the floor. GV Mass of smoke covering practically the whole building with hoses being played onto the building from the top of fire ladders. GV Showing water being poured into the building from the top of fire ladders. GV Smoke gushing from floor, pan down to show water being poured into the building. SV Smoke billowing out from the building. GV Showing a safety sheet, pan to show hoses laying across the sheet. SV Showing fireman on opposite building playing hose onto building which is on fire, pan to show blazing building with water gushing on to it. SV Gallons of water being pumped into the blazing building. SV Firemen running towards fire engine. SV Fireman climbing ladder. CU Firemen looking up. GV Burning building with water being poured into it. SV Firemen carrying stretcher from the building. SV Another stretcher being brought out, fireman throws a sheet over it. CU Back of an ambulance with the door being shut. SV Ambulance driving off down the street.

    Cataloguer's Note: American voiceover suggests that panic played a great part in the high death toll in the fire - MD.

    Selected Originals exist for this item - see other records.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:27:00 / 01:26:46:00
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    Religion & Politics
    firebot Temporary workspace: 23.2.2010 19:56 1970s New York New York - 1960s and 1970s 1960s and 1970s New York 1950s Broadway
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