NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 19, 1974
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(Studio) Tents highly inflammable.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No location given) Inflammability of pup tents and other types of tents demonstrated. Tents are generally cotton, covered with paraffin. 3 years ago, Billy Aquine, his twin brother and a friend decided to camp out in tent; Billy severely burned. [BILLY - describes tent fire.] Billy's friend and bro. both died. Tents can be made fire retardant. [Attorney Franklin HOUSER - says Boy Scout tents are fire retardant.] [Scout camping director Loody CHRISTOFERO - encourages Scouts to buy flame retardant tents, but it can't be required.] Findings from this special investigation of tents outlined. Only 2 states have considered taking action in this matter.
REPORTER: Jim Hartz