• Short Summary

    Seven people were killed and four injured when a fire sept through a 500 room hotel in Cleveland on Tuesday night (13 April).

  • Description

    1.
    LV Fireman on extended ladder at window of hotel
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    2.
    SV PAN Fireman holds clothes
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    3.
    SCU PAN Men carry stretcher with injured person on it
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    4.
    SV Firemen at smoking window
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    5.
    SV Man helped down from ladder platform
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    6.
    GV PAN Hotel (2 shots) and foyer
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    7.
    SV & CU Lobby and reception area (2 shots)
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    8.
    SV Fire and Insurance inspectors down steps
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    SV Inspectors inspect damage (3 shots)
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    10.
    GV & CU Hotel Manager talks to onlookers (3 shots)
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    11.
    SV PAN Inspect going through damage
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    12.
    GV Damage in lounge of hotel.
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    Initials BB/2255 JL/PN/BB/2310


    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Seven people were killed and four injured when a fire sept through a 500 room hotel in Cleveland on Tuesday night (13 April). Many of the two hundred guests had to be removed by ladder to escape the thick smoke. Among the dead are the wives and children of two members of a road show production of the musical, "Hair".

    The blaze in the Pick-Carter hotel produced the worst death toll in a Cleveland fire in ten years. Fire officials have not discovered a cause for the fire, but arson has not yet been ruled out. Inspectors of the police and fire departments believed all the residents would have been saved if they had remained in their rooms, instead of seeking escape.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADMXKDDVX56M4UXZGEQ56ZZ91K
    Media URN:
    VLVADMXKDDVX56M4UXZGEQ56ZZ91K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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