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Reconstruction of a Tragedy: The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire, Southgate, Kentucky, May 28, 1977. An Analysis of the Development and Spread of Fire From the Room of Fire Origin (Zebra Room) to the Cabaret Room. Appendix C. Richard Bright's Analysis.


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Bright, R. G.

NFPA LS-2; 23 p. 1977.

Keywords:

building fires; restaurants; death; disasters; egress; interior finishes; sprinkler systems; fire spread; fire investigations

Abstract:

Around 8:45 p.m. in the evening of May 28, 1977, a fire occurred in the Beverly Hills Supper Club located in Southgate, Kentucky. In addition to the total destruction of the Club, the fire resulted in the death of 164 persons (as of July 10, 1977). Based on on-site investigations and analyses of taped interviews with employees of the club, it has been established that the fire originated in a small, L-shaped, public room known as the Zebra Room. This room was located against the front (sough) wall, to the east of the main entrance.