• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 300 FIREMEN, AIDED BY SAILORS, POLICE AND CIVILIANS, WERE CALLED IN TO FIGHT A FOREST FIRE WHICH BEGAN RAGING ACROSS THE BRACCO PASS, NEAR LA SPEZIA IN NORTH ITALY ON MONDAY.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 300 FIREMEN, AIDED BY SAILORS, POLICE AND CIVILIANS, WERE CALLED IN TO FIGHT A FOREST FIRE WHICH BEGAN RAGING ACROSS THE BRACCO PASS, NEAR LA SPEZIA IN NORTH ITALY ON MONDAY.

    THE FLAMES COVERED MORE THAN 250 ACRES IN THE FIRST 24 HOURS DESPITE EFFORTS TO SUBDUE THEM. SWEEPING ALONG ON A FRONT AT LEAST 15 KILOMETRES WIDE (9 MILES) THE FIRE DESTROYED A VAST AMOUNT OF STANDING TIMER.

    TRAFFIC BETWEEN LA SPEZIA AND GENOA ALONG THE MAIN ARTERIAL ROAD WAS DIVERTED IMMEDIATELY TO SECONDARY ROUTES. A REPORT FROM THE NAVAL HEADQUARTERS IN THE REGION ANNOUNCED THAT FOUR SAILORS INJURED IN THE FIRE-FIGHTING OPERATIONS HAD BEEN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1WPHCCOVYH2SDNFSOPW2ZPQTF
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WPHCCOVYH2SDNFSOPW2ZPQTF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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