• Short Summary

    At Lapointe Pier in Vancouver, firemen fought one of the worst waterfront fires in the city's history.

  • Description

    1.
    PAN OF FIRE ENGINE ALONG STREET.


    2.
    L.V. OF BLAZE.


    3.
    G.V. PAN OF BLAZE


    4.
    S.V. STERN OF SHIP.


    5.
    C.U. NAME OF SHIP.


    6.
    G.V. OF BLAZE.


    7.
    G.V. OF BLAZE.


    8.
    S.TOP VIEW. PAN OF TUGBOAT.


    9.
    L.V. FIREBOATS IN ACTION.


    10.
    S.V. PAN OF FLAMES.


    11.
    TOP V. PAN FIREBOATS WITH HOSES.


    12.
    S.BACK V. FIREMEN UP LADDER.


    13.
    S.V. FIREMEN SCREWING UP HOSE.


    14.
    L.V. SHOWERS OF SPARKS AND EMBERS FALLING.


    15.
    C.U. FIREMEN WATCHING.


    16.
    G.V. OF BLAZE.




    Initials WH/JD



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At Lapointe Pier in Vancouver, firemen fought one of the worst waterfront fires in the city's history. A huge grain gallery an aerial tunnel of wood and metal used to carry grain from an elavator to ocean-going ships- erupts in flames and showers the water below with bruning embers and sparks.

    Tugboat owners volunteer their help to keep the flames from nearby ships and buildings. But two vessels that were mooted in the vicinity of the fire had to be towed to safety in the harbour.

    One of Vancouver's fire boats was credited with averting a major disaster by spraying the surrounding docks and buildings with water while flames rained down.

    Cost of the damage is estimated to be 200,000 dollars -- and the loss comes at the height of the grain-shipping season.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29SGDC8514XPSCRXYMEGCATF6
    Media URN:
    VLVA29SGDC8514XPSCRXYMEGCATF6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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