Massive blaze on the film set of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
1. GV ZOOM IN EXTERIOR Studios with black smoke billowing out 0.07
2. SVs Firemen fight blaze by hosing down multi-storey brick walls as flames burst out of windows (2 shots) 0.13
3. GVs Fire takes hold on charred interior structure; men with hoses near fire tender (2 shots) 0.22
4. SV Firemen with hose 0.24
5. AERIAL VIEWS Charred remains of part of studios with white smoke billowing into sky (2 shots) 0.45
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More than two hundred firemen, thirty-three fire engines and two helicopter water tankers were called into Hollywood on August 25 to fight a massive blaze on the film set of the latest "Star Trek" film. The fire started on an outside set and quickly spread to Paramount Studios' main area where the movie 'Search for Spock' was being made. Actor William Shatner, who plays the film's hero, Captain Kirk, had to run to safety to escape the flames. The set was built of wood and plastic and the blaze quickly destroyed it. Several other well-known film sets were also incinerated, and firemen fought for two hours to bring the blaze under control. Workers were ordered to stay away when a paint shop and a special effects building were threatened. Experts have begun investigating the cause of the blaze, and damage is expected to run into millions of dollars.
Source: VIA NBC (C)