ASBESTOS SUITS FOR FIRE-FIGHTERS In Univsersal City, California fire-fighters are immune to searing flames. Wearing new asbestos suits that revolutionized fire-fighting they douse a fire and then sit playing cards in the midst of the flames without injury.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:45:00, No Audio
THE PINES HOTEL BURNS DOWN - 1932 The Pines hotel in Panama City, Florida goes up in flames as winter tourists escape with their valuables. Firemen from several nearby towns fight the blaze but the fire leaves nothing but a burned out shell of the former landmark.
KANSAS CITY GRAIN ELEVATOR FIRE - 1932 A Kansas City, MO grain elevator burns following a spontaneous combustion of grain dust. The huge building collapses as flames consumes it in spite of fire fighter efforts to stop the blaze that claims the lives of two firemen and injures nine more.
TEXAS FOREST FIRE In Gladewater, Texas fire fighters don asbestos suits to check the spread of an inferno through the woods. A Sinclair oil well in roaring flames as the Derrick floor explodes. Pillars of flame shoot high in the air, with an army of volunteers waging a fruitless war against the forest fire.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:01:00, No Audio
PINE SAUCER VELODROME FIRE Bike racing ended as fire destroys a famous velodrome in Berlin, Germany. The Pine saucer where the world's best pedalists competed for honors, and the stadium go up in smoke with fire fighters vainly trying to save some portion of structure.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:00:00, No Audio
NARCOTICS BONFIRE In San Bruno, California federal agents, make a pyre of deadly drugs and paraphernalia seized on land and sea. Opium, morphine and cocaine by the case, along with smokers' pipes, needles and other equipment, make a miniature flaming mountain.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:43:00, No Audio
AMERICAN EMBASSY IN GERMANY ON FIRE In Berlin, Germany the home given to field marshal Bluecher by King Frederick William III for services in the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo which was then purchased to house US Diplomatic corps embassy is swept by a blaze that threatened many Unter Der Linden buildings. 120-room house on 65,000 square feet of land burned to ground in the shadow of Brandenburgher Gate.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:55:00, No Audio
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