An electrical short circuit is believed to have started the fire which destroyed this factory at Parentis in the Landes province of France.
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LV. Showing flames and smoke. People in foreground.
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LV.Pan. Over smoke, to men with hose through window.
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SV. Pan. From Fire Engine to flame and smoke.
SV. Two men trail hose onto flame.
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LV. Pan. Over factory to men carrying goods from burning building.
SV. Man carrying goods out of burning building.
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Background: An electrical short circuit is believed to have started the fire which destroyed this factory at Parentis in the Landes province of France.
When the alarm went up, forest firemen from the surrounding district turned out to tackle what was, for them, a different type of fire. But the factory, which produces artificial gems, was soon enveloped in flames and dense black smoke. The cost of the damage has not yet been fully estimated but it is expected to run into thousands of pounds.
Fortunately, only one workmen was slightly injured. He suffered burns to his hands and face.