• Short Summary

    A fierce blaze in the old part of Copenhagen Oct 2, burned down Denmark's oldest brewery - the "King's Brewery House" Reports said it was caused by a 17-year-old youth experimenting with his first box of matches.

  • Description

    1.
    TGV Firemen direct hoses onto blaze
    0.07

    2.
    SCU DITTO
    0.12

    3.
    CU PAN..from barrels in street to fire
    0.17

    4.
    SIDE V..two firemen
    0.21

    5.
    AV Burning building
    0.24

    6.
    AV DITTO
    0.30

    7.
    AV PAN..DITTO
    0.34

    8.
    TV Clouds of smoke
    0.38

    9.
    RV Firemen
    0.41

    10.
    LTV Smoke haze over building
    0.45

    11.
    TGV DITTO
    0.52



    Initials PC/V/MR/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A fierce blaze in the old part of Copenhagen Oct 2, burned down Denmark's oldest brewery - the "King's Brewery House" Reports said it was caused by a 17-year-old youth experimenting with his first box of matches. He was unable to say why he had lit the fire when arrested.

    The 350-year old "King's Brewery House" was five storeys high and used as a warehouse. Despite exhaustive efforts by the local fire brigade, the building was completely destroyed.

    They saturated the building with water and smoke from the brewery - the first ever to burn down in Denmark - covered a large part of Copenhagen. It was estimated to be weeks before the debris would be cleared.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3RO2ZTCSFUZ43J7J16CHOX416
    Media URN:
    VLVA3RO2ZTCSFUZ43J7J16CHOX416
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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