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In November 1980, Laura Fielden Spina was a 16-year-old student at Clark High School. Youthful curiosity drew her to the MGM fire where she quickly began work as a volunteer helping to rescue fire victims. She talks about what she saw and did, and how the Las Vegas community came together to help the victims.
Principal fire investigator Capt. Wayne Burns explains how the fire started, and why it spread and grew into an inferno before it was ever detected...and who was to blame. And Robert Taylor remembers finding an older couple who calmly sat out the fire in their room and were eventually rescued.
These original episodes of The Las Vegas I Remember were honored with the prestigious Gold World Medal at the New York International Festivals, among many other awards for series producer Tim Anderson.