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Fires / New Orleans, Atlanta, Rome #220930

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 30, 1972
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(Studio) High rise bldgs. too tall for fire department equipment. Last night's fire in New Orleans, Louisiana, high rise takes lives. Today, similar fires occur in Rome, Italy, and Atlanta, Georgia. At least 9 killed in Atlanta home for aged; 30 injured.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlanta, Georgia) Fire started in apartment of Alice Ross on 7th floor. Baptist Towers for Aged opened only 8 mos. [Resident Carrie BOCKELMAN - says fireman rescued her. Building believed fireproof.] [Federal safety ofr. R. H. CHAPMAN - says bldgs. don't burn, but furniture does. High rises hard to evacuate.] Building has no sprinkler system. Cause of fire unknown.
REPORTER: David Dick

(Studio) Rome fire caused by explosions. 15 dead, 100 injured.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rome, Italy) Police say may have been secret fireworks factory on ground floor.

(Studio) Gum shop on ground floor may have been cover for fireworks factory. Owner of shop and 2 others arrested.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton; Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David;
Fenton, Tom

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