• Short Summary

    Flames from a blazing tyre factory illuminated the Turin, Italy skyline in the early hours of Jan 7, 1961.

  • Description

    Flames from a blazing tyre factory illuminated the Turin, Italy skyline in the early hours of Jan 7, 1961. Firemen, called to the scene immediately the fire was reported by a watchman, were quickly in action.

    Thousands of gallons of water were pumped into the inferno, as flames reached high into a sky made darker by thick clouds of black smoke given off by the burning rubber stock.

    Unable to get into the burning building, firemen fought heroically against the intense heat and choking fumes. Their efforts were rewarded later in the day when the blaze was eventually brought under control.

    There were no casualties, but a large part of the factory was completely destroyed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABPKOU00EKVLQH97QB0V3GWKF6
    Media URN:
    VLVABPKOU00EKVLQH97QB0V3GWKF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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