• Short Summary

    Firemen on Tuesday continued a 24-hour battle to extinguish a warehouse fire described as the worst in London since World War Two.

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    Firemen on Tuesday continued a 24-hour battle to extinguish a warehouse fire described as the worst in London since World War Two.

    Eighty-four fireman and 15 appliances poured water on the blaze, which broke out on Monday night, in the five-storey warehouse near London Bridge. At the height of the fire, 62 fire engines were at the scene -- the largest number since World War Two. Five ??? were injured and one was detained in hospital.

    SYNOPSIS: London firemen waged a 24-hour battle to extinguish a warehouse fire, described as the worst in London since World War Two. Eighty-four firemen and 15 appliances continued to pour water on the blaze 24 hours after it broke out in the five-storey warehouse near London Bridge.

    At the height of the fire, 62 fire engines were at the scene -- the largest number since World War Two when bombing raids on the city brought hundreds of engines to fight a single blaze.

    The fire broke out on Monday night and as the flames whipped through the building, ambulances stood by to help in case of injury. Five firemen were hurt and one of them was detained in hospital.

    On Tuesday morning the fire was still burning fiercely.

    The warehouse contained large quantities of inflammable materials including pitch and insulating cloth.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASYQQGKX7I4M0HEL2I6GC957K
    Media URN:
    VLVAASYQQGKX7I4M0HEL2I6GC957K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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