Fire Service Traditions and History, Firefighting

THE BEVERLY HILLS SUPPER CLUB FIRE (1977) AND SCANNING THE DECADES FOR TIMELY TOPICS

Issue 11 and Volume 150.

THE BEVERLY HILLS SUPPER CLUB FIRE (1977) AND SCANNING THE DECADES FOR TIMELY TOPICS The last two segments of our 120-year retrospective will present significant events of past decades not yet covered as well as a look at some of the aspirations, objectives, and achievements that have influenced the modern fire service. Fire in Beverly Hills Supper Club Kills 162 A fire that swept through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, on May 28, 1977, killed 162 and injured more than 100, including several firefighters. Employees discovered the fire at 8:45 p.m. Investigators believe the fire “was started by an electrical short and apparently had burned inside a heavily plastered wall of the plush club`s Zebra Room for more than an hour before it was noticed …. The split-level building was divided into a number of large and small dining rooms, 18 private party rooms, bars, and the…

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