• Short Summary

    AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT SPRAYED TONS OF WATER ON A BLAZING FOREST ON THE REALTOR PLATEAU NEAR AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE, TODAY (FRIDAY) AS HELICOPTERS FLEW IN COMMANDOS TO HELP WEARY FIREMEN CONTROL THE FLAMES.

  • Description

    AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT SPRAYED TONS OF WATER ON A BLAZING FOREST ON THE REALTOR PLATEAU NEAR AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE, TODAY (FRIDAY) AS HELICOPTERS FLEW IN COMMANDOS TO HELP WEARY FIREMEN CONTROL THE FLAMES.

    THE MASSIVE FIRE, FANNED BY STRONG WINDS, BLAZED ACROSS 600 ACRES (1,500 HECTARES) OF PINE TREES. FIREMEN AND VOLUNTEERS FINALLY BROUGHT IT UNDER CONTROL THIS MORNING, MORE THAN 12 HOURS AFTER IT HAD STARTED.

    MEN FROM 17 FIRE BRIGADES WERE REMAINING ON THE SCENE TO GUARD AGAINST ANY FURTHER OUTBREAK.

    FRANCE'S STATE RADIO WENT OFF THE AIR FOR 70 MINUTES LAST NIGHT AS FLAMES LICKED ROUND A LOCAL TRANSMITTING STATION IN THE PATH OF THE BLAZE, WHICH SPREAD OVER A 12-MILE (20 KILOMETRE) FRONT.

    HUNDREDS OF FIREMEN AND POLICE BATTLED THROUGH THE NIGHT TO STOP THE FLAMES ADVANCING UPON FOREST HOUSES. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY INJURIES, BUT MORE THAN 1,500 ACRES (600 HECTARES) OF FOREST WERE DESTROYED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70ZN0LY2WI5UA8H6WHV8ANKHA
    Media URN:
    VLVA70ZN0LY2WI5UA8H6WHV8ANKHA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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