• Short Summary

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

  • Description


    NZBS Television channel 2 building - five men entering



    3 shots - firemen at door



    Staff outside



    Mast pan down to door



    Front of building from across street



    carrying out tins of film



    Inside - firemen at airduct - 2 shots



    carrying out packets of commercials



    From roof of adjacent building - 2 shots



    Mast - pan down



    Firemen at door



    Film on footpath



    Front of building - 2 shots



    Connecting up oxygen bottles



    Office staff



    Steve Henderson - Senior technician



    Gordon Mayes who set off alarm



    Phil McHale - Producer



    Murray Buchaman - station manager with film tins



    Other staff carrying film



    Firemen fixing on oxygen masks - 3 shots



    Entering building



    Fire chief McKenzie



    2 firemen in masks



    Lionel Skeates - Auckland district manager & Hector Gault - Engineer



    Firemen with hoses



    Skeates talks to fire chief



    Firemen being assisted from building



    Gordon Mayes assisted from building



    Skeates talks to firemen




    Initials TDH/S/RP



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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 - Including 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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