Firefighting, FireRescue, Prevention, Video

MGM Grand Hotel Fire Anniversary

One of the worst hotel fires in U.S. history

FirefighterNation Staff

One of the worst hotel fires in U.S. history occurred in Paradise, Nevada on November 21, 1980, killing 85 people and injuring over 600, including 14 firefighters.

Constructed in the early 1970’s the 21-story hotel, casino and convention and commercial complex were partially sprinklered, except for the main casino and a restaurant known as The Deli, where the fire began. READ MORE

Reports:
MGM Fire Investigation, Fire Scene Examination, Initial Response, Clark County Fire Department
Investigation Report on the MGM Grand Hotel Fire, National Fire Protection Association