• Short Summary

    A BIG FIRE SWEEPING THROUGH SOUTHERN BOSTON THIS WEEKEND DESTROYED OR DAMAGED TEN BUILDINGS BEFORE IT WAS BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL BY HUNDREDS OF FIREMEN.

  • Description

    1.
    GV FIREMEN TRAIN HOSES ON BUILDING
    0.04

    2.
    LV PAN .. DITTO
    0.11

    3.
    GV SMOKE, FLAMES POUR FROM WINDOWS
    0.17

    4.
    GV SMOKE FROM BUILDINGS
    0.23

    5.
    GV FIREMEN AND HOSES
    0.31

    6.
    GV BUILDINGS ON FIRE
    0.37

    7.
    TV PAN FIREMEN HOSE RAIL TRACK
    0.43

    8.
    GTV BURNING TIMBER NEAR WATER
    0.50

    9.
    GV FLAMES AND SMOKE
    0.57

    10.
    PAN UP TO BUILDING ON FIRE
    1.04

    11.
    GV FIREMEN AT BUILDING ABLAZE
    1.12



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A BIG FIRE SWEEPING THROUGH SOUTHERN BOSTON THIS WEEKEND DESTROYED OR DAMAGED TEN BUILDINGS BEFORE IT WAS BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL BY HUNDREDS OF FIREMEN. THE BLAZE BROKE OUT IN A COMPLEX OF BUILDINGS THAT HAD BEEN ABANDONED TO MAKE WAY FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE -- A HIGH-SPEED MOTOR EXPRESSWAY LEADING INTO BOSTON.

    WINDS REACHING 35 MILES AN HOUR (56 KPH) CARRIED FLAMING EMBERS OVER A WIDE AREA, STARTING FIRES IN SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS, ONE AS FAR AS A MILE AWAY. ALSO SET A BLAZE WERE A RAILROAD BRIDGE AND OLD PILINGS AND PIERS.

    FIREMEN FROM FIFTEEN OTHER COMMUNITIES JOINED LOCAL FIREMEN IN THE BATTLE. DESPITE THE SEVERITY OF THE BLAZE, NO ONE WAS HURT. A COLUMN OF DENSE SMOKE COULD BE SEEN TWENTY MILES AWAY, AND TRAFFIC WAS TIED UP IN ONE OF THE WORST JAMS BOSTON HAS EVER SEEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4GOCRUZ6JSF5MQ5N6BXTFS0MY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GOCRUZ6JSF5MQ5N6BXTFS0MY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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