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New Jersey / Hotel Fire #87321

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 18, 1984
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(Studio) Death and injury toll in Paterson, New Jersey, hotel fire, believed work of arsonist, reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Paterson, New Jersey) Circumstances of fire at Alexander Hamilton Hotel examined; films shown. [Owner Paul LACHMANN - accuses fire department of responding late to his call.] Russell Conklin reported chgd. with arson; details given, photo shown. [Mayor Frank GRAVES - claims Conklin confessed to starting fire; considers situation murder.] Hotel's lack of sprinklers mentioned not violating New Jersey fire codes.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Jennings, Peter

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