• Short Summary

    People are evacuated when a big fire at a timber yard threatens nearby houses. Barking.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Wood fire inferno.

    Barking, Greater London.

    L/S of the burning timber yard with houses in foreground. Various shots of flames from the timber yard towering above building. M/S fireman at top of escape ladder using hose, the flames leap high above the building. C/U's fireman with hose. Various shots of the burning wood stacks. M/S of the row of houses from which families had to be evacuated, hoses are being directed on the roofs of the houses. M/S people who have left their homes standing in the street watching the fire. C/U small girl, pan to bundle of possessions. M/S various objects which the people have taken from their homes and put in the street. C/U two women in the street. M/S young boys with an elderly woman. C/U woman. M/S interior of Gascoyne Road School where the evacuated families are being given mattresses and blankets. C/U woman holding beaker and some food. M/S helpers taking mattresses from a pile. M/S of the burning timber yard.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1704.20
    Media URN:
    52949
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:04:00 / 01:46:18:00
    Canister:
    61/1

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