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  • Short Summary

    Footage of gas fire.

  • Description

    Great gas fire. Location of events unknown.

    A huge cloud of dark smoke rolling up across the screen- for a while. Then shot at ground level and panning rt. -- smoke billowing up more and flames - some unidentified burning structure. Wild shot of same sort of scene; with a group of men huddled together and aiming a hose at the fire -- they look all black and shiny as if covered w/ oil! or it could just be that they are soaking wet; and they are really struggling - water is being blown back at them; in FG left another man; in a dry jacket and a beat up hat stands there; then walks off; and in BG telephone poles stick up out of the smoke. Really dramatic. CU the huddled bunch w. hose -- they are holding cloth over their heads Other guys; w/ shovels standing across FG; shovelling something.... w/ sky full of black smoke in distance. All this looks like hell - an inferno; very frightening.

    Danger; emergency Disasters.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    02:01:05:00 / 02:02:01:00
    ON 156 H

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