• Short Summary

    A raging fire - believed to have been touched off by an electrical pump - engulfed a petroleum storage plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, yesterday (Monday), destroying four huge tanks containing gasoline, diesel fuel and kerosene.

  • Description

    A raging fire - believed to have been touched off by an electrical pump - engulfed a petroleum storage plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, yesterday (Monday), destroying four huge tanks containing gasoline, diesel fuel and kerosene. At least eight people were injured, four of them seriously.

    Among the injured were people living up to 200 yards (metres) away. As Civil Defence authorities evacuated homes in a wide area surrounding the fire, firemen were reported as saying that it would be impossible to control, and would have to be left to burn itself out.

    SYNOPSIS: A fire engulfed a petroleum storage plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the early hours of Monday morning, destroying four huge tanks.....

    At least night people were injured - four of them seriously....some as far as two hundred yards away, when windows were shattered and objects hurled around homes in the surrounding area.

    The fire is believed to have been touched off by an electric pump, and a light breeze fanned the flames immediately. As fireman fought the blaze, ti was reported to be uncontrollable and would have to burn itself out. It was than decided by Civil Defence authorities to evacuate nearby buildings.

    Two of the tanks contained gasoline, another diesel fuel, and the fourth Kerosene.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADD5JFVRDJ8ERPLOJE9XLNAS0E
    Media URN:
    VLVADD5JFVRDJ8ERPLOJE9XLNAS0E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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