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The MGM Grand Hotel Fire .Special Report
Vegas MGM Grand Fire 20 Years Ago Among the Worst
A story about this fire
MGM GRAND FIRE: THE DEADLIEST DAY
MGM HOTEL FIRE REPORT
MGM HOTEL NFPA REPORT
An examination and analysis of the dynamics of the human behavior in the MGM Grand Hotel fire
WITNESS STATEMENTS
DISASTER BALLADS
On November 21, 1980, the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, experienced the worst fire in the United States since the 1946 Winecoff Hotel fire. Originating in the deli, the fire quickly spread throughout the casino. Smoke propagated through the egress passageways. The automatic fire alarm system either did not activate or did not sound; most guests became aware of the fire situations after they saw or smelled smoke, heard shouting from other occupants, or saw or heard the fire department rescuers.

An investigation into this fire concluded that several factors contributed to the resulting devastation. The level of fuels available within the casino, the building configuration, and the lack of fire–resistant barriers contributed to the rapid growth and development. The lack of fire extinguishments at the start of the fire allowed the fire to develop to a dangerous level. The vertical openings within the building enabled smoke to spread with little effort. The means of egress were compromised by shoddy construction; smoke infiltrated into the smoke–proof enclosures and stairwells, as well as through the HVAC system.

This fire resulted in the deaths of 85 people, injuries to approximately 600, and more than $300 million in damages

The MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas was not equipped with a complete sprinkler system and was not required to be by Nevada law

The MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas reopened about a year after a November 21, 1980, fire had left 85 dead and 500 injured. Included in the $50 million reconstruction: An extra $5 million for the very latest in fire-protection devices. The MGM fire started at a short circuit in wiring behind a refrigerated pastry display caseãwiring that had been improperly installed. It spread unseen in its early stages, thanks in part to poor construction work and in part to breaches in firewallsãholes made after the building went into service, to accommodate new ductwork and wiring. . It took years to settle the $1 billion in death and injury claims at MGM.

The MGM Grand Hotel Fire Investigation Report
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