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Las Vegas / Hotel Fire #507995

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 22, 1980
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(Studio) Report with regard to fire at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Las Vegas, NV) Reasons for fire being so catastrophic listed on screen. Tape of fire shown. [Clark Cnty. Fire Department Captain Ralph DINSMAN - explains why smoke was spread through hotel.] Attempts by employees to save money at gaming tables reported Dispute between hotel and fire department with regard to new fire code recommendations explained.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff (KVBC-TV and KTNV-TV newstape)

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Las Vegas, NV) Las Vegas Convention Center said functioning to help those who escaped from fire to find their friends and families. [William and Lorraine MURRAY - express pleasure at finally finding each other.] [Herman CHERAMIE - talks to coroner with regard to missing brother-in-law.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

(Studio) Nevada assemblyman Paul May and other Nevada legislators quoted with regard to state's fire code laws.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Scenes from fire shown. United States Fire Admin. team reported dispatched to investigate fire. [US Fire Admin. administration Gordon VICKERY - says if hotel had better sprinklers there would have been no fire.]
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Savitch, Jessica;
Simpson, Carole

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