Film ID:
NEFA 21646

FIRE AT CLARENCE WORKS BRITISH STEEL CHEMICALS AUGUST 23RD 1976

1976

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Description

An amateur film produced by Betty Cook and Peter Whitaker of the Cleveland Cine Club recording events taking place during and after a major fire at the Clarence Works of  British Steel Chemicals at Port Clarence on August 23rd 1976.

Title: Fire at Clarence Works British Steel Chemicals August 23rd 1976

The film opens with a general view outside the works and of men attaching hoses to the water mains in the road. A man holding a hose sprays down a small smouldering fire.

A fire engine comes along the road cutting to a firefighter holding a hose dampening down the fire seen previously. General views show other workers on the site using hoses to fight the fire at other locations.

From a distance thick smoke travels across the skyline from a large fire at the Clarence Works. Fire engines and firefighters on site work to tackle the blaze along with men from the Clarence Works. Flames occasional leap from the thick smoke.

The film ends after the fire with general views of fire damaged buildings on the site and scorched earth.

Title: The end

End credit: Camera Peter Whitaker. Editing and sound Betty Cook