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Las Vegas / Hotel Fire #69996

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 11, 1981
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(Studio) Evidence that arson was cause of last night's fire in Las Vegas, NV, Hilton hotel reported existing.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Las Vegas, NV) Details of fire examined; films shown. [SURVIVOR - describes experience.] No. of deaths and injuries noted; continued emergency aid process outlined. [Clark Cnty. fire department Captain Ralph DINSMAN - comments.] Fire officials said insisting on legislature calling for retrofitting of safety equipment in all hotels here.
REPORTER: Tom Schell

(Las Vegas, NV) Reasons for fire officials believing arson was cause noted. [Chief Roy PARRISH - describes arsonists' procedure.] Witness said seeing suspect; details given. [SURVIVOR - says he didn't hear any alarms.] Efforts by fire officials to catch arsonist,incl. reward, mentioned.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast.

Bergman, Jules;
Reynolds, Frank;
Schell, Tom

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