• Short Summary

    An extensive fire along a New York waterfront yesterday (January 9) had to be fought by five fire boats, 200 firemen and 45 fire trucks before it could be brought under control.

  • Description

    An extensive fire along a New York waterfront yesterday (January 9) had to be fought by five fire boats, 200 firemen and 45 fire trucks before it could be brought under control.

    A pall of smoke as high as a 20-story building rose from two blazing piers, situated at the bottom of the Wall Street financial district. The fire covered two blocks, and was fought from the river, the ground and a highway overpass. Traffic was halted and people were evacuated from a threatened building nearby.

    The blaze, which was given a top five-bell priority by fire-stations, caused extensive damage. One fireman was hurt. It was reported that the piers were abandoned.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA97LWFPVPFTV629APNNKZ8Q2QW
    Media URN:
    VLVA97LWFPVPFTV629APNNKZ8Q2QW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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