• Short Summary

    A one-million dollar factory fire in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (7 October) destroyed three buildings and very nearly killed one of the firemen.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Flames pouring from warehouse
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    2.
    SV Firemen with hose try to put fire out
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    3.
    SV Flames burning inside building
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    4.
    GV Firemen trailing hose as part of wall collapses and hits one of the firemen
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    5.
    SV Injured fireman receiving help
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    6.
    GV Burning building and smoke (2 shots)
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    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A one-million dollar factory fire in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (7 October) destroyed three buildings and very nearly killed one of the firemen. Officer Denis Doestine narrowly escaped injury when a wall collapsed. High winds fanned the flames which raced through a series of adjoining tyre factories and warehouses.

    SYNOPSIS: The blaze was a fire fighter's nightmare. Gale force winds whipped the flames through three adjoining buildings, including a large bicycle factory. There was little hope of saving the structure, but fire crews worked to keep the blaze contained. Suddenly, near-tragedy as a wall gave way.

    Only a warning shout from a colleague saved Doestine from being crushed, and his narrow escape obviously shook him.

    Doestine was taken to hospital. There he was treated for cuts and shock -- and released shortly afterwards.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEAT9NHOBVPNHK4DNAQFWYCN5Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAEAT9NHOBVPNHK4DNAQFWYCN5Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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