• Short Summary

    NEW YORK -- AND A SPECTACULAR FIRE THAT DESTROYED A ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ON FRIDAY.THE?

  • Description

    1.
    MV CHURCH ON FIRE (4 SHOTS)
    0.17

    2.
    CU SMOKE POURS OUT OF CHURCH
    0.20

    3.
    MV FRONT OF CHURCH BURNING
    0.24

    4.
    CU WATER SHOT ON CHURCH
    0.32

    5.
    MV WATER SHOOTING INTO ROSE WINDOW (3 SHOTS)
    0.51

    6.
    CU WATER POURING OUT OF WINDOW
    0.57

    7.
    MV WATER SPILLS DOWN CHURCH STEPS
    1.02

    8.
    MV FIREMEN
    1.09



    Initials PGR/N/JF/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NEW YORK -- AND A SPECTACULAR FIRE THAT DESTROYED A ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ON FRIDAY.THE 95-YEAR-OLD CHURCH'S PEWS, FLOORS AND TIMBERS BURNED WITH FIERCE INTENSITY.

    FLAMES ROARED INTO THE SKY AND BILLOWS OF DENSE SMOKE CHOKED A FOUR-BLOCK AREA AS 300 FIREMEN FOUGHT THE BLAZE.THE BELFREY TOWER AND CHURCH ROOF COLLAPSED AT THE HEIGHT OF THE FIRE, INJURING TWO FIREMEN.

    DESPITE HEAT FROM THE BLAZE, FIRE-HOSE WATER QUICKLY FROZE IN THE SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURE, LEAVING THE CHURCH WALLS AND NEARBY BUILDINGS CRUSTED WITH ICE.MINUTES AFTER THE BLAZE STARTED, A CHURCH OFFICIAL RUSHED TO THE ALTAR AND REMOVED THE BLESSED SACRAMENT AND SACRED VESSELS BEFORE FLAMES TURNED THE ALTAR AND PEWS INTO AN INFERNO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAWEC1D4OZGK1OG8ZXC6LOEG76
    Media URN:
    VLVAAWEC1D4OZGK1OG8ZXC6LOEG76
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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