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State Says "No" To New Fire Investigation

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

It's been more than thirty years since a massive fire in Northern Kentucky took the lives of 165 people.
Survivors of the Beverly Hills Supper Club wanted a new investigation, but today the Governor announced that won't happen.

It's the big question survivors of the Beverly Hills Supper Club have wondered since May 28, 1977. What really caused the massive fire that killed 165 people?

"I have a great deal of sympathy for the victims and families that were involved in that tragedy some 30 years ago and when they came to me I felt that they needed to get a review of the situation", says Governor Steve Beshear.

Although years ago investigators said faulty electrical wiring was to blame, some survivors suspected arson.

"They made some allegations and wanted to talk about some issues", says Governor Beshear.

Some survivors said two men were in the room where the fire originated that day who "claimed to be fixing the air-conditioning" and were acting suspicious. They believed the fire could be arson. Club owners disagreed.

The Governor put together a review team, who concluded there's "no basis to reopen the investigation", saying it was a "horrible accident...not arson".

"There isn't any new compelling evidence that would cause us to reopen the investigation. That's the conclusion they made so I accepted that conclusion", says Governor Beshear.

The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire is the third deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history.


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