A story about a devastating fire in a large hop exchange.
Intertitle: "HOP EXCHANGE BURNED. Firemen have difficult all night task in fog to overcome the flames - damage estimated at over one million pounds".
Low angled L/S of smoke pouring out of a upper floor window of a large warehouse. Panning shot of firemen on the ground shifting hoses and ladders about. Various dramatic panning L/Ss of arcs of water coming from several hoses, smoke is still billowing from the windows of the enormous building. M/S of a fireman on the roof of a nearby building, he has fixed a hose to the chimney stack so he can extinguish the fire more easily, in the distance two more firemen work at the top of a ladder. L/S of arcs of water over rail tracks to the burning buildings on the other side.