The following facts pertain to the infamous Las Vegas, Nev., fire in 1980

* On the morning of Nov. 21, 1980, 84 people died and 679 were injured as a result of a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.

* About 5,000 people were in the hotel and casino at the time of the fire.

* This was the second-largest life-loss hotel fire in U.S. history.

[source: The MGM Grand Hotel Fire Investigation Report, http://www.co.clark.nv.us/fire/ccfd_mgm.htm]

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