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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1964 January

Roanoke, Va., Family's House Suffers Water Heater Explosion

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Format
Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
Release Date
01/23/64
Run Time
2 min., 21 sec.
Sound
Silent
Color
BW
Abstract
A water heater explosion nearly destroys the interior of the Knapp family house in northwest Roanoke, Va. As men survey the damage, scenes of the destruction reveal that the water heater tank shot upwards through two floors of the house. Nobody was hurt.
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