“Analysis Of Bulk Plant Fire” is a black-and-white film created by the American Petroleum Institute circa 1960 and narrated by John A. Ainlay. The film begins with news footage from a 1959 petroleum bulk plant fire in Kansas City, Missouri, and an explanation of events that led up to the fire. (The accidental fire began, we are told at mark 02:58, as gasoline was being transferred into a tanker. The fire spread to the service station and adjacent tankers.) Six firefighters were killed. The news footage (from local station KMBC begins at mark 05:07, with one of the station’s newscasters providing a narration as thick, black smoke chokes the air and crews desperately worked to extinguish the blaze. A fireball fills the screen at mark 07:51 as the flames reach a tanker. The news footage ends and at mark 11:30, Ainlay reminds the viewer that the events were “an unbelievable coincidence” of events that led to the catastrophe, and at mark 12:12 retraces and carefully analyzes each step that led to the fire. The film also examines new measures that could avoid similar disasters, including pressure-release devices, which are demonstrated beginning at mark 19:10.
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