• Short Summary

    FOR THE FOURTH DAY RUNNING, THE PINE FOREST BLAZE ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA CONTINUED TO SPREAD TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description


    BLAZING PINE TREES, CATTLE REMOVED FROM VILLAGE, FIRE-FIGHTERS, OBSERVATION AIRCRAFT OVERHEAD.




    Initials JRG/R-TR/BHH/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FOR THE FOURTH DAY RUNNING, THE PINE FOREST BLAZE ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA CONTINUED TO SPREAD TODAY (WEDNESDAY).BUT THERE ARE NOW HOPES OF IT BEING KEPT UNDER CONTROL AS THE VIOLENT MISTRAL WIND BEGINS TO CEASE.

    THE BLAZE HAS COST TWO LIVES AND INJURED OVER 15 PEOPLE - MOSTLY FIRE-FIGHTERS.MORE THAN 70,000 ACRES OF FOREST HAVE BEEN DESTROYED AND 10,000 PEOPLE - MOST OF THEM HOLIDAYMAKERS AT CAMPS - FLED THE AREA.MANY ARE NOW ENCAMPED ON THE BEACHES WHERE THEY ARE SAFE FOR THE MOMENT.

    FIFTEEN-HUNDRED FIRE-FIGHTERS ARE IN THE OPERATION - NOT FAR FROM TOULON-TO HALT THE SPREAD OF THE FLAMES.AFTER A TOUR OF THE 25-MILE LONG (40-KMS) DEVASTATED AREA, THE FRENCH INTERIOR MINISTER M.ROGER FREY, SAID THERE WAS NOTHING TO INDICATE ARSON, BUT TO MAKE SURE, AN OFFICIAL INQUIRY HAD BEEN STARTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3008AOOCQHWELFMIIX2G6NB39
    Media URN:
    VLVA3008AOOCQHWELFMIIX2G6NB39
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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