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Las Vegas / Hotel Fire #267936

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1980
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(Studio) Continued efforts to find more victims of Friday's fire in Las Vegas, NV, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Las Vegas, NV) Fire department's efforts to persuade hotel owners to install comprehensive sprinkler system and hotel's response outlined. [Fire chief Roy PARRISH - comments.] [Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. spokesperson Bill BRAY - responds.] Extent of damage in sprinkled and nonsprinkled areas of hotel noted; precedent for exceeding safety regulations said established by Maxin and Aladdin hotels reported Fire safety status of ten other hotels (names in report) outlined. Fire's impact on city's unemployment problem cited. [Joanna HOFFMAN, John BISCO - comment.] Memorial Mass in local church mentioned.

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, David

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