Today in fire history: motel fire kills five

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jun 14, 2011


http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01538f17c1fa970b-pi!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01538f17c27a970b-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01538f17c27a970b-120wi|alt=FIR_1983_6_14_hotel|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Download the report and article here|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01538f17c27a970b!On June 14, 1983, an early morning fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, TX, killed five people and injured 33 others. The fire spread was accelerated by twenty-three rolls of carpet  and padding that were stored in the area of fire origin.  The cause was determined to be suspicious by the Fort Worth Fire Department, although specific details were undetermined.


Additionally, the building was not protected by automatic sprinklers or smoke detectors and had no fire alarm system. NFPA members can download the full investigation report and the March 1984+ Fire Journal +article.

-[Ben Evarts | mailto:bevarts@nfpa.org]