• Short Summary

    A SPECTACULAR FIRE THAT RAGED FOR TWO DAYS DESTROYED NEARLY GBP2 1/2-MILLION WORTH OF RAW SUGAR AT A BULK STORAGE TERMINAL IN TOWNSVILLE, NORTHERN AUSTRALIA, AT THE WEEKEND.

  • Description

    A SPECTACULAR FIRE THAT RAGED FOR TWO DAYS DESTROYED NEARLY GBP2 1/2-MILLION WORTH OF RAW SUGAR AT A BULK STORAGE TERMINAL IN TOWNSVILLE, NORTHERN AUSTRALIA, AT THE WEEKEND. MOLTEN SUGAR CASCADING FROM STORAGE SHEDS KEPT FIREMEN FROM ATTACKING THE HEART OF THE BLAZE FOR MANY HOURS.

    THE FIRE, WHICH BEGAN ON FRIDAY, WAS FINALLY BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL EARLY TODAY (SUNDAY). FLAMES WERE VISIBLE FROM 10 MILES AWAY. ABOUT 77,000 TONS OF SUGAR, EARMARKED FOR EXPORT TO BRITAIN AND JAPAN, WAS A TOTAL LOSS.

    DAMAGE TO TERMINAL PROPERTY WAS ESTIMATED AT GBP1 1/2-MILLION. OFFICIALS SAID THE FIRE DEALT A CRIPPLING BLOW TO QUEENSLAND'S SUGAR INDUSTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA732VKSTKAJMTXCG5T6ZMSOYCS
    Media URN:
    VLVA732VKSTKAJMTXCG5T6ZMSOYCS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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