STK-ID 6458

Forest fires: sequence on Fairchild fire ranger aircraft being loaded with fire fighting equipment, plane taxiing away, canoe lashed to one of the pontoons. Two shots of plane airborne over lake. Shot of men studying map near "Province of Ontario" truck. CU of map. AERIAL SHOTs of forest fire in dense forest. MLS of cow moose struggling its way out of water as seen from plane after landing on lake, struts, wings of plane in foreground. Shots of smoke from fire spreading over lake. Several shots of fire fighting by group of men with axes, shovels, portable water pumps, intercut with MCSs of fire. Shot of large group of men of Canadian Forestry Corps, some in Army uniforms, CU of some of the men. PAN of burnt out area, charred tree trunks sticking up, no more underbrush. Shot of men unloading pump and fire hose from boat, dragging hose into woods, spraying as they go. Shot of two other men carrying portable gasoline pump into bush.


Excerpt from
Canadian News-ASN
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio