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Las Vegas / Hotel Fire #63199

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 23, 1980
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(Studio) Public dispute between Las Vegas fire department and officials of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel with regard to fire Friday announced.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Las Vegas, NV) Cause of fire given. [Clark Cnty. Fire Inspector Captain Mike PATTERSON - says better sprinkler system would have turned major fire into a minor one.] Noted that hotel met fire codes in 1973 when it was built. Former Clark Cnty. Fire Marshall Carl Lowe and current Fire Chief Roy Parrish quoted with regard to suggesting a full sprinkler system for the hotel. [Chairperson Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Hotel Fred BENINGER - denies receiving such suggestions from fire department]
REPORTER: John North

(Las Vegas, NV) [Las Vegas First Southern Baptist Church Reverend W.C. KIMBLER - prays for fire victims.] [Uniden. PEOPLE - comment with regard to safety precautions they intend to take while visiting Las Vegas casinos and hotels.] Effect of loss of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel on convention business in Las Vegas considered.
REPORTER: Tom Schell

(Studio) Special Assignment series with regard to hotel fire said to begin tomorrow.

Donaldson, Sam;
North, John;
Schell, Tom

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