Group Asks Governor To Reopen Fire Probe

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - A group of survivors of a 1977
night club fire that killed 165 people near Cincinnati has asked
Gov. Steve Beshear to reopen the investigation into its cause.
David Brock, a former employee who was 18 at the time the fire,
says he visited with representatives from the Beshear
administration on Monday. Brock says the investigation was not done
properly and believes the fire may have been intentionally set.
The group, which also includes fire experts, contends
investigators allowed the site to be razed too soon and never
seriously considered alternative causes.
Rumors of arson linger despite a ruling that faulty wiring
caused the fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky.,
across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.
The group gathered at Northern Kentucky University over the
weekend to review files in the case. Kentucky State Police decided
against reopening their investigation last year.
Beshear spokesman Jay Blanton says the governor will be briefed
on the meeting.

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