• Short Summary

    Two firemen die trying to put out a blaze in the basement of Smithfield Market in London.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. Two Die In Smithfield Blaze".

    GV Smithfield Market on fire, smoke from buildings and fire engines and ambulances near by. LV Smoke from building and hoses lying on road. CU smoke pouring from trap door. LV Firemen manning hose at the trap door, one of them running round it with part of his trouser leg torn. CU Three firemen with hose. LV Firemen pouring water from where smoke is belching out. GV Panning shot showing one of the towers with smoke pouring from it. GV meat market with porters running around and lots of meat still hanging. SV Firemen adjusting breathing apparatus. LV Group of firemen around trap door, one of them with breathing apparatus. SV Firemen descending ladder through trap door. GV fire engines lined down. CU meat porter with handkerchief over his face. SV two more porters running with barrow. LV Fire engine, firemen and hoses in background, in the foreground a porter is making out an order book. CU Fireman writing names on blackboard to show how long they have been delayed. LV firemen with breathing apparatus. LV Firemen round trap door, one of them holding the door back with his pickaxe and then walking round to have a look through the hole, as some firemen are trapped below. SV Two firemen looking down. SV Two firemen with breathing apparatus, SV Three more firemen coming out through side exit. CU Firemen with breathing apparatus having just come up from below. GV One of the towers with smoke pouring from it. CU Firemen drinking tea. SV Ken Goddard at the scene of the fire as it continued during the night. GV Firemen with hoses pouring water. LV Looking through doorway at meat still hanging amidst debris. SV Firemen directing water. GV One of the towers with smoke and flames. CU Two firemen with hose. GV Tower starts to collapse, flames pour from it. GV Elevated panning shot looking down on the roof of the blazing building. SV. Smoke and flames pouring from the destroyed tower. LV Flames leaping about the girderwork. LV Brickwork and girders collapsing into the centre of the building. GV Flames pouring from the windows along the outside of the building. SV Fireman directing hose up onto building. GV across the burning roof to the second tower on which the fire has got a good hold. LV Blazing girderwork. GV Second tower collapsing complete with weather vane and smashing to the ground. (Neg.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:45:00 / 01:26:56:00

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