Gov. Beshear Asks Experts To Review Deadly Fire

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear is asking legal experts to review evidence from one of the nation's most deadly fires and recommend whether to reopen a probe.

The move comes amid concerns raised by survivors that the 1977 nightclub fire in Kentucky that killed 165 people may have been intentionally set.

A group of those survivors asked Beshear last week to reopen the
investigation.

Northern Kentucky businessman David Brock, a busboy at the Beverly Hills Supper Club at the time of the fire, said he believes new evidence has surfaced that should be evaluated. Investigators concluded some 30 years ago that faulty electrical wiring ignited the blaze.

Beshear told survivors in a letter Tuesday that he has asked the legal experts to review the evidence and report back to him in "the next several weeks."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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