• Short Summary

    FIRE BROKE OUT ALONG A PIER ON STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, AFTER TWO MINOR EXPLOSIONS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AND SPREAD TO A 9,800 TON NORWEGIAN FREIGHTER LOADED WITH RUBBER.

  • Description

    FIRE BROKE OUT ALONG A PIER ON STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, AFTER TWO MINOR EXPLOSIONS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AND SPREAD TO A 9,800 TON NORWEGIAN FREIGHTER LOADED WITH RUBBER.

    THREE FIREBOATS, INCLUDING THE NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT'S SUPER-PUMPER, AND A NUMBER OF POLICE LAUNCHES RUSHED TO PIER 21 AFTER FIRE ENCROACHED TWO-THIRDS OF THE WHARF.

    THREE TUGS PULLED THE FREIGHTER FERNFIELD AWAY FROM THE BURNING PIER BUT FLAMES STILL SCORCHED HER STARBOARD SIDE AMIDSHIPS. SMALL FIRES, HOWEVER, BROKE OUT IN TWO OF THE FREIGHTER'S HOLDS.

    BIG QUANTITIES OF RUBBER, FOOD STORES AND COFFEE ON THE PIER WERE DESTROYED. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS NOT YET KNOWN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA430J810EA5HKJXTJPC6GGLOZ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA430J810EA5HKJXTJPC6GGLOZ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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