STK-ID 15789

Shot of group of nuns looking over the gutted hospital. Various shots of extensive damage caused by fire to several Rimouski buildings, hospital, several homes. Short sequence on army demolition experts preparing dynamite charges, blowing up dangerous ruins. Shot of several burnt motorcycles, man looking wrecks over. HAS of scene reminiscent of wartime devastation, man loading horse-drawn wagon with salvage. CS of man at work. HA PAN of several razed blocks, untouched buildings in distance. Shot of two signs re Red Cross. Shot of men carrying supplies into warehouse. Shot of Red Cross workers distributing food to burnt out victims, piles of loaves in background, other supplies. Sequence on men moving furniture into houses.


Excerpt from
Montreal Chinatown Fire / Rimouski Fire
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486