(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Thursday, November 21st marks the 33rd anniversary of the horrific MGM Grand Fire along the Las Vegas Strip.
In a news release, Clark County Fire and Rescue notes it was one of the largest fires in department history.Virtually every fire unit, personnel and off-duty personnel responded to the fire. The blaze took a horrible toll, killing 65 people. The loss of life was eclipsed only by a 1946 hotel fire in Atlanta that killed 119.
The MGM Grand fire produced numerous changes in the fire code in Southern Nevada. The release says the stricter codes have made the Las Vegas area one of the safest places in the world in terms of fire safety.