A spectacular fire in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday (14 May) caused more than two million Canadian dollars' (850,000 pounds sterling) damage.
GV ZOOM TO CU Fireman running to blaze
SV Firemen prepare to fight blaze as spectators look on (2 shots)
GV Firemen hosing blaze during explosions (END OF NARRATION)
SV Police car patrolling streets giving warnings
SV Blazing telegraphs pole ZOOM TO GV explosion continuing as firemen fight blaze
GV Blaze PAN TO firemen
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."
This film includes part of a commentary by reporter Jim Sunstrum.
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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.