The history channel : engineering disasters : the fire at the las vegas mgm grand hotel, collapse of seattle’s lacey v murrow floating bridge, car that spurred the creation of the national highway transportation safety administration, flaw that grounded the first commercial jet ,an entire lake & surrounding land are sucked into a louisiana salt mine, what happens when a california freeway. November 21, 1980 on the morning of november 21, 1980, 85 people died and more than 700 were injured as a result of a fire at the mgm grand hotel.
A story about mgm fire: the lucky ones may not have realized they were dying the casino was on fire, they might have known that.
Weary, some barely dressed, they were staggered by the event's enormity the truly lucky ones, of course, were those who got out alive, many injured--some badly--but gratefully alive.
Fri, nov 16, 2012 (4:09 pm) these are never-before-seen photos, special to the las vegas sun, taken inside the mgm grand after the nov 21, 1980, fire. The mgm grand fire occurred on november 21, 1980 at the mgm grand hotel and casino (now bally's las vegas) in paradise, nevadathe fire killed 85 people, most through smoke inhalation the tragedy remains the worst disaster in nevada history, and the third-worst hotel fire in modern us history, after the 1946 winecoff hotel fire in atlanta that killed 119 people and the san juan (puerto rico.
The mgm grand fire as seen from las vegas boulevard and flamingo road on the morning of nov 21, 1980, 87 people died and more than 700 were injured as a result of a fire at the mgm grand hotel. Why did so many people die if the fire was only on the first floor.
November 21, 2010, marks the 30th anniversary of the mgm grand fire in las vegas most of our senior peers from that era certainly remember the mgm tragedy but even our young rookies back then.