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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1958 December

Fires Destroy a Building in Rocky Mount, Va., Businesses in Dublin, Va., and a Home in Bedford County, Va.; Roanoke City Employees Hold Christmas Party

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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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Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
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3 min., 16 sec.
In Rocky Mount, Va., brick walls crumble after a fire destroys a building that houses several businesses, including Flower Fashions by Elaine. Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire in Harpers Drug Store, the Deluxe Restaurant, and a third building in Dublin, Va.; footage of the damage done to the interior of the Deluxe Restaurant shows where the fire is believed to have begun. A fire destroys an entire house belonging to the family of Charlie Mitchell in Bedford County. Over 100 Roanoke city employees gather for a buffet luncheon at their annual Christmas party.
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