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Illinois / Hotel Fire #88341

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 25, 1984
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(Studio) Hotel fire in Waukegan, Illinois, reported 8 senior citizens said killed.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Waukegan, Illinois) Fire scenes shown at Karcher Hotel. [Resident Paul HANNING - tells of experience.] [Resident Kenneth WYATT - tells why he did not attempt to rescue others.] [Resident Arthur BURNS - credits smoke detector for saving his life.] Bitter cold noted hampering rescue efforts. [County coroner Barbara RICHARDSON - tells of informing relatives of dead.] [Fireman Lieutenant Randall COPENHARVE - speaks of fire at Christmas.] Faulty wiring thought cause of blaze.
REPORTER: Joe Spencer

Spencer, Joe;
Threlkeld, Richard

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