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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 July

Firefighters Wielding Hoses Extinguish a Fire at a Building in Southwest Roanoke

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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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34 seconds
Fire destroys the house at 1501 Patterson Avenue SW, in Roanoke, Va. Firefighters climb ladders that reach into the third story of the building as a crowd watches from below. Footage shows water streaming down the stairs as a firefighter climbs upstairs, then cuts to two firefighters with hoses spraying water in a dark room.
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