ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 31, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.
(NYC: Ron Claiborne) Circumstances surrounding Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in San Juan, PR, and death toll so far examined; details given, scenes shown.
(Studio: Tom Jarriel) [Voice of Coast Guard rescue coordinator Lieutenant Joe WIGGINS - discusses fire's current status, possible death toll.] Possibility labor unrest was behind fire considered.
(DC: John Martin) NV's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel fire in 1980 and 1980 Stouffer Hotel fire in New York City reviewed; details given, scenes shown. Safety factors under consideration in San Juan tragedy explained.
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