Fires Miscellaneous (film #1395 on Prelinger Archive). [Category: Industrial]

More fires and firefighting, courtesy of the Stillman Fires Collection. This film is from the 40s and it’s in color, but still silent. It shows firemen setting up to fight a fire, then footage of several different fires around the New York City area, including spectacular footage of flames leaping out of a window. The rest is pretty ordinary, though. Still, this has historical interest in documenting 40s firefighting practices, as well as some great 40s signage.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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