• Short Summary

    Telecasts in Auckland, New Zealand, will be discontinued indefinitely because of a fire in the IYA building on April 13.

  • Description

    Telecasts in Auckland, New Zealand, will be discontinued indefinitely because of a fire in the IYA building on April 13.

    The fire broke out in a ventilation system, spreading large volumes of smoke throughout the building. All the valuable and intricate equipment in the television and broadcasting control rooms, including a new GBP20,000 video tape recorder were damaged to some extent by smoke, water and heat.

    During a four-hours battle with the fire, three firemen who collapsed were helped from the blazing building by colleagues, and oxygen was administered to them as they lay on the pavement.

    The 40 workers in the building were evacuated when the alarm was given in the morning.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABZHH3QZ24YDVMRUE0R7P595RO
    Media URN:
    VLVABZHH3QZ24YDVMRUE0R7P595RO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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