Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire - Southgate, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SM741
N 39° 03.881 W 084° 27.620
16S E 719728 N 4327024
Quick Description: On May 28, 1977, 165 people were killed when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgage, Kentucky.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2008 6:56:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM3ZP1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member THE DAM TROLLS
Views: 173

Long Description:
The Beverly Hills Super Club, popular night spot from 1930s-70s, burnt May 28, 1977, killing 125 people. This is the third worst nightclub fire in the US.

The fire started in the Zebra Room and spread throw the main corridor heading towards the Cabaret Room and Garden Room. The fire spread rapidly, consuming curtains, carpet and seat cushions that spewed a toxic gas and thick black smoke. The fire raced up the spiral stairs from the Zebra Room, blocking an exit for almost 200 people.

Emergency Squads came from miles around. A temporary morgue was set up in nearby Ft. Thomas Armory.

The probable cause was faulty aluminum electrical wiring.
Type of Structure: Public building

Fire Date: 05/28/1977

Structure status: Plaque

Cause of Fire:
The probable cause was faulty aluminum electrical wiring.


Documentation of the fire: [Web Link]

Other: Not listed

Construction Date: Not listed

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