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Hidden fire [videorecording] ; the great Butte explosion /

by Chambers, Gus; KUFM (Television station : Missoula, Mont.); University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.); Montana Committe for the Humanities.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Missoula, Mont. : KUFM-TV Montana/University of Montana, c2007Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Butte, Mont. -- History | Disasters -- Montana -- Butte | Fires -- Montana -- Butte -- 19th century | Fire departments -- Montana -- Butte -- HistoryNarrator: David Ackroyd.Summary: On a winter's night in 1895, Butte's first company of professional firefighters prepared to suppress the flames in a burning warehouse. They had no way of knowing that an illegal and enormous supply of explosive powder was burning inside. By morning, Butte's unprecedented growth and development would have a darker side. -- program website.
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Narrator: David Ackroyd.

Writer/producer, Gus Chambers ; Associate producer, Kagan Yochim ; Executive producer, William Marcus ; Special effects by John Harcus and Gus Chambers ; Music by Nancy Cooper, Anne Basinski.

On a winter's night in 1895, Butte's first company of professional firefighters prepared to suppress the flames in a burning warehouse. They had no way of knowing that an illegal and enormous supply of explosive powder was burning inside. By morning, Butte's unprecedented growth and development would have a darker side. -- program website.

Special features: Behind the scenes look at special effects, "Butte's Fatal Explosion", a song written in 1895 to honor the occasion, and period maps of the devastated warehouse district.

Funded in part by Montana Committe for the Humanities, Friends of Montana PBS, and University of Montana.

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