Buildings blazed again in Northern Ireland today (9 Jan.). One was a warehouse used as?
GV Plume of smoke TILT DOWN TO fire
GV Flames (2 shots)
SV Crowd moves away as qunshots are heard
GV & LV Fire
GV Landrover past prison gates
SV Soldiers guard gates
GV "C" Wing (2 shots)
SV Soldiers guard wall (3 shots)
SV Soldiers in prison grounds
SV Three man patrol talks to reporter
CU Soldier holds rope and hook
SCU Soldiers searching home (3 shots)
SV Mothor & sons watch
SCU Soldiers search dustbin.
SV Soldier on stairs
CU Floorboard being lifted.
CU & SV Rifle against wall.
BLAKEY: "Gangs of youths started a fire in a warehouse used as a paint atore. The sound of gunfire could be heard over the sound of exploding paont cans. (EFFECTS" Gunmen opened up at two army observation posts. One soldier received a flesh wound in the leg. In another part of the city soldiers fired at a man carrying a rifle. They say the man staggered and fell but they didn't find him."
GRAVES: "Within minutes of the alarm being sounded the army had the fog-shrouded prison surrounded. Today's disturbance was a direct result of last night's escape bid. Both incidents involved men from "C" wing where men detained under the Special Powers Act live. When they went into the exercise yard this morning they found security had been tightened overnight. Then followed what's described as a disturbance confined, I understand, to shouting and a refusal to return to cells by about 130 men. At first it was feared the disturbance might be a cover for another escape bid. The IRA have already engineered two successfully and last night's attempt was nearly the third. Six men were found tunnelling out of their cells. At the same time a three man army patrol detained three men outside the walls carrying 60 feet of knotted rope and a grapnel hook. In a pre-dawn operation about two hours later dozens of homes close to the prison were searched by soldiers. Using their entry rights under the Special Powers Act soldiers of the 2nd Fusiliers carried out an inch by inch search, watched on occasions by the residents. Northing escaped the soldiers' attention. And in one flat a quantity of ammunition was discovered hidden under some floorboards. A two-two rifle with telescopic sight was also found hidden in a cupboard."
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Background: Buildings blazed again in Northern Ireland today (9 Jan.). One was a warehouse used as a paint store. Police and army officers believe the fire was started by a gang of youths.
As firemen fought the fire, the sound of gunshots could be heard above the noise from exploding paint cans.
In Belfast, security at the Crumlin Road Prison was tightened up today after an overnight escape attempt was thwarted by prison officers.
There was a disturbance at the prison today--but few details are known.
In a pre-dawn search this morning, British troops entered homes near the prison to look for concealed arms.