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R.H.O.Hills Fire, Blackpool, Pathe News, 1932.




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"Blackpool - 'Fairy Grotto' Fire!
60-mile-an-hour gale turns huge store into blazing inferno. Assistants risked their lives to save many of the hundreds of monkeys, parrots,etc."

Produced by Pathe News, 1932.
Duration: 1 minute 10 seconds

The fire which destroyed R.H.O.Hills Department Store, Bank Hey Street (the shopping street behind the Tower), Blackpool 1932.

Scenes include:

  •  Pan down the front of R.H.O.Hills Department Store.
  • It is damaged by fire and firemen are going in to the front of the building.
  • Very light section of water hoses being played on front of the burning building.
  • A large crowd have gathered to watch the firemen at work.
  • Firemen standing on the ground spray water on the building.

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