DAVID WAITE / Las Vegas Sun / Sun File Photo
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 | 2 a.m.
Do you have photos, home movies or first-hand memories of the MGM Grand fire on Nov. 21, 1980?
The Sun is producing a multimedia retrospective on the tragedy and we’re looking for all the historical material and anecdotes we can find to document it. The fire took 85 lives at the 26-story resort, spurring new safety standards that changed the design of public buildings and high rises worldwide.
To submit a photo, email it to [email protected] or mail it along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Managing Editor, Las Vegas Sun, 2360 Corporate Circle, Henderson, NV 89074. If you have a film clip, contact Ric Anderson, managing editor, at [email protected] or 259-2333, and we’ll make arrangements to produce a digitized copy of the clip for publication on our website.
Those interested in sharing a memory of the fire can contact staff writer Dave Toplikar at [email protected] or 259-4185. Toplikar has interviewed a number of firefighters who battled the blaze and he’s interested in speaking with local residents and survivors about their experiences.