Today in fire history: A disastrous fire occurred at the Beverly Hills supper club

Blog Post created by normacandeloro Employee on May 28, 2016

On Saturday, May 28, 1977, a disastrous fire occurred at the
Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, that claimed the lives of 164
patrons and employees, and injured some 70 other people. This fire was tZebra room beverly hill club.JPGhe worst
multiple-death building fire in the United States since the Cocoanut Grove
night club burned in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 28, 1942, taking 492
lives. The Beverly Hills Supper Club, classified according to the NFPA Life Safety Code,, NFPA101, as a place of assembly, was a sprawling, mostly one-story restaurant and night club that covered an area of about 1 1/2 acres. A small part of the building was two stories high, and there was a basement under approximately half of the complex. The original two-story portion was constructed in 1937 and additions were added at various times; a major rebuilding of the Beverly Hills Supper Club took place following a fire in 1970. There were no deaths in that 1970 fire. NFPA members can download the investigation report free.