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  • Short Summary

    Amazing pictures of huge fires in 26 naphtha tanks after they were struck by lightning.

  • Description

    Item title reads - 5 million pounds worth of naphtha in 26 huge tanks ignited by lightning flames were visible for 20 miles. California, USA (U.S.A.).

    M/S of the black smoke and flames billowing from one of the tanks, the camera pans across to show others with flames and huge amounts of smoke.

    Intertitle - 'Gigantic smoke plumes, visible for twenty miles, warn the oil fields to be on guard.'

    Various shots as the smoke billows out, the camera pans up to show smoke clouds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    318.18
    Media URN:
    24030
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1923
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:37:00 / 01:34:44:00
    Canister:
    G 1024

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