Water from New York fire fighters' hoses froze as they fought to get a warehouse fire under control in the Bronx, Feb 2, fifteenth day of sub-zero temperatures in the City.
LV Blazing warehouse.
MV Hoses running water to G/V pan building.
LV PAN..fire ladder to blazing building.
LV Smoke pours from building.
SV Fireman on truck tilt G/V burning building.
GV Hoses play on guttered windows.
MV PAN..hoses with water running back from building.
GV Ladder with hoses seeking new position.
MV Fireman on truck pan G/V mass of smoke from building.
LV Volumes of smoke from building.
MV Water pours back from building.
STV Firemen slip on ice-coated bank.
GV Smoke rises as firemen tackle.
LV Hoses play - billowing smoke.
SV Group of fireman.
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Background: Water from New York fire fighters' hoses froze as they fought to get a warehouse fire under control in the Bronx, Feb 2, fifteenth day of sub-zero temperatures in the City.
The day was New York's coldest for nearly 18 years with the temperature sinking to 2 degrees below zero.
Hampered by the cold, fireman found their task worsening as the fire on the second storey of the warehouse, used as a furniture repository, spread to threaten neighbouring buildings.
A dense pall of smoke turned the air into a virtual death trap.