Telecasts in Auckland, New Zealand, will be discontinued indefinitely because of a fire in the IYA building on April 13.
NZBS Television channel 2 building - five men entering
3 shots - firemen at door
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
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
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
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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.