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Los Angeles, California / High-Rise Fire #321530

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Scenes shown from Los Angeles, California, office fire; details given. Scenes shown from Henderson, NV, rocket fuel plant explosion; details recalled. Scenes shown from Norco, LA, Shell Oil refinery fire; details given. Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Jerry Bowen) Ofc. fire featured. [FIREFIGHTER - describes fire.] [Los Angeles fire chief Don. MANNING - comments on fire's intensity.] Fire noted beginning on lower floor of Interstate Bank building; scenes shown of rescue effort. [SURVIVOR - says glad found stairs.] No. trapped in building unknown. [FIREFIGHTER - comments on fire.] Body found in elevator shown. [Survivor Zora IMAMOVIC - comments on man trapped in elevator.] Workmen noted installing sprinkler system when fire began. [Fire Department spokesperson Don. ANTHONY - says sprinkler system would have made difference.] No. of high-rise bldgs. in Los Angeles without sprinkler systems given. [US Fire Admin. spokesperson Tom SMITH - comments on situation.] Building's water pump system noted turned off when firefighters arrived. Arson investigators shown inspecting debris.

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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