• Short Summary

    Exploding fire, silhouette of firemen with hoses and surveying the aftermath.

  • Description

    Oakland, California.

    Documentation states an immense fire devastated the harbour and storehouses of Oakland. Oil tanks exploded and the fire shot 200 metres high in the sky. Clothes vehicles and other technical supplies were destroyed. It caused a loss of more than $1 million.

    L.S. G.V. Fire blazing with firemen playing hoses. M.S. Cloud of flame and smoke billowing up. Caused by exploding oil. L.S. Firemen playing hoses onto fire. M.S. Pan up with billow of smoke and flame sent up by explosion. L.S. A huddle of firemen silhouetted against blaze. L.S. G.V. scene showing twisting hose lying in water. L.S. A cloud of smoke. L.S. Hoses playing onto fire and another explosion. M.S. Bales of clothing and stores blazing. L.S. Firemen training hoses on blaze. L.S. Bales and stores blazing. L.S. General view of blaze with oil exploding, pan up with cloud of smoke and flame pan down again to firemen at work. L.S. General view of fire. L.S. Vehicles and cans littering ground after fire had died down. L.S. Fire nearly extinguished with a few people wandering about. C.U. Notice on burnt out building - 'PIER 4'. M.S. Damaged equipment.

    (Comb. Neg.)

    Notes: Commentary in German.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:15:00 / 01:30:35:00
    UN 2105 D

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