The MGM Grand Fire: What Happens When You Gamble on Safety?

Former Osage Beach Missouri Fire Chief, Jeff Dorhauer, penned an excellent overview of the fatal MGM Grand Fire in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fire, which occurred in 1980, took the lives of 85 people and injured 650. The building did not have a fire sprinkler system.

From the article:

“Several reports indicated that at the onset this was a ‘One Sprinkler Head Fire’ however by the time it was brought under control 85 people lost their lives with an additional 650 injured.”

Read the full article on the MGM Grand Fire.

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