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Hotel Fires #312449

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 01, 1987
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) 1946 Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta, Georgia, recalled.

(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) Lax hotel fire safety standards and procedures examined; details given, scenes shown. 1980 Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand fire cited as example [Fire department spokesperson John PAPPAGEORGE - explains difficulty of fighting skyscraper fires.] [Fire litigation specialist Larry PURDY - notes role of plastic furniture in fire deaths.] [Hotel manager Jay WILDGREN - cites new alarm devices.] [Fire department spokesperson David SLOAN - explains necessary political crackdown to implement strict fire codes.]

Drinkwater, Terry;
Kuralt, Charles

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