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New York / Hotel Fire #63858

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 04, 1980
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(Studio) No. killed in New York hotel fire today noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Harrison, New York) Fire at Stouffer's Inn in Harrison, New York, examined; films shown. [Survivor Ann VOGT - describes fire.] Probable origin of fire in room occupied by Arrow Electronics convention discussed; survivor Thomas Goodrum's heroism reported [GOOf)RUM - comments.] [SURVIVOR - comments.] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel fire's evident influence on survivors noted.
REPORTER: Richard Anderson

(Harrison, New York) Stouffer's noted meeting fire code; absence of sprinkler system in worst-burnt rooms cited. [Firefighter Frank BREFERE - comments.] Futile effort of some to escape described; hotel's defense of employee training mentioned. [Hotel guest Jerry WESTON - describes staff's behavior.] [Hotel general manager Eric EWOLDT - comments.]
REPORTER: Rita Sands (WABC film/tape)

Anderson, Richard;
Robinson, Max;
Sands, Rita

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