Footage of destruction caused by fires in Hartlepool, Cleveland.
West Hartlepool, Cleveland.
Full titles read: "1,500 RENDERED HOMELESS - 80 acres of property wiped out, and damage over a million pounds in appalling fire."
M/S of two firemen standing on smouldering logs of wood. L/S of two firemen holding large hospice, they spray stacked up logs with water. Several shots of firemen spraying water onto the fire.
L/S of rail track with kink in it, part of the track is smouldering. L/S of the remains of train wagons and carriages and the burnt out shells of houses in the background. L/S of smouldering rail track. M/S of two men in flat caps loading a piano into back of horse drawn cart.
L/S's of people on the side of the street, the horse drawn cart moves past, burnt houses can be seen in the background. M/S of small boys playing in the wreckage of the fires. M/S of of man serving a woman holding small child at market stall.
Intertitle reads: "Like a prairie fire - the gale - driven sea of flame destroyed everything in its path." "After the fire had passed."