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Today in fire history: an early morning fire spread throughout the first floor of this two-story motel killing two of the 250 guests and causing severe damage

Blog Post created by Paula Levesque Employee on Oct 20, 2014

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On October 20, 1973, an early morning fire spread throughout the first floor of this two-story motel killing two of the 250 guests and causing severe damage.  A major factor in this fire was a 35 minute delay in notifying the fire department.  The fire started in a guest room and, apparently, spread to other areas by burning through the plywood-on-wood-stud walls.  Combustible ceiling tiles and wood wall coverings contributed to the fire spread in the corridor.

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To see the full NFPA March 9174 Fire Journal article.  For NFPA'  Fire Analysis and Research statistical report Hotel and Motel Structure Fires

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