• Short Summary

    LOSSES CAUSED IN THE AUSTRALIAN STATES OF NEW SOUTH WALES AND VICTORIA BY THE HUGE BUSHFIRES HAVE SO FAR INCLUDED AT LEAST SIX LIVES AND MANY MILLIONS OF POUNDS IN PROPERTY DAMAGE.

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    LOSSES CAUSED IN THE AUSTRALIAN STATES OF NEW SOUTH WALES AND VICTORIA BY THE HUGE BUSHFIRES HAVE SO FAR INCLUDED AT LEAST SIX LIVES AND MANY MILLIONS OF POUNDS IN PROPERTY DAMAGE. DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE FIRES LAST WEEK FLAMES REACHED THE OUTER SUBURBS OF BOTH STATE CAPITALS, SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE.

    THE FIRES ON THE FRINGE OF MELBOURNE WERE FOUGHT BY 300 VOLUNTEERS AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE METROPOLITAN FIRE BRIGADE. IN AN AREA TO THE NORTH WEST OF THE CITY OF NEARLY 2,000,000 PEOPLE, THE SCENE AFTER THE FIRE HAD PASSED THROUGH WAS LIKE THE AFTERMATH OF A BOMBING RAID.

    IN ALL, 12 HOUSES, A GRAIN STORAGE AREA AND SOME PUBLIC BUILDINGS WERE RAZED BY THE FIRES IN THE OUTER MELBOURNE AREA. THERE WAS OTHER HEAVY DAMAGE TO GRAZING AND FARMING PROPERTY. THE FIRE SITUATION IN BOTH THE SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE AREAS IS NOW REPORTED TO BE IMPROVING, FOLLOWING FALLS OF RAIN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA697IO1ZMPNFHYRGTVPFGF3CJA
    Media URN:
    VLVA697IO1ZMPNFHYRGTVPFGF3CJA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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