• Short Summary

    A spectacular fire in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday (14 May) caused more than two million Canadian dollars' (850,000 pounds sterling) damage.

  • Description

    1.
    GV ZOOM TO CU Fireman running to blaze
    0.03

    2.
    SV Firemen prepare to fight blaze as spectators look on (2 shots)
    0.11

    3.
    GV Firemen hosing blaze during explosions (END OF NARRATION)
    0.21

    4.
    GV Explosions
    0.30

    5.
    SV Police car patrolling streets giving warnings
    0.37

    6.
    SV Blazing telegraphs pole ZOOM TO GV explosion continuing as firemen fight blaze
    0.58

    7.
    GV Blaze PAN TO firemen
    1.05


    TRANSCRIPT: SUNSTRUM: "It started with an explosion at the warehouse at the plant. And more explosions were fed by the chemicals used in the cosmetics. The 200 employees got out sagely, and frightened people nearby fled their homes. One 45-gallon drum few 200 yard and laded on a nearby expressway. The explosions continued for half an hour. The firemen risked their lives to put this one out, setting up their equipment within 30 feet of the blasts. By early evening they had the fire under control."




    Initials BB/0315


    TELERECORDING
    This film includes part of a commentary by reporter Jim Sunstrum.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A spectacular fire in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday (14 May) caused more than two million Canadian dollars' (850,000 pounds sterling) damage. Explosions racked a cosmetics factory, razing it to the ground.

    The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but firemen believed it began in a warehouse.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA23DAM793Q1172AGX6CMNQGD4Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA23DAM793Q1172AGX6CMNQGD4Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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