Lame Horse Nightclub Fire proves deadly
A deadly fire in the City of Perm in the Urals appears to have been sparked by fireworks which landed on a highly combustible ceiling. The fire’s early stages are caught on camera and prove to be graphic and an all too familiar sight to the Station Night club Fire.
According to the AP
Shocked residents of the Urals city of Perm laid carnations Sunday at the snowy scene of a cordoned-off nightclub where officials say at least 112 people died in a fire.
The blaze, in the early hours of Saturday, was thought to be sparked by fireworks that shot into the decorative twig ceiling of the Lame Horse nightclub during a pyrotechnics show. Nearly 100 were killed on the spot, and some 130 were hospitalized, many in critical condition.
Many victims were trapped in a panicked crush for the exit as they attempted to escape the flames and thick black smoke.
The video below is graphic and shows the early stages of the fire, the exiting of the building and a portion of the response from first responders.
Warning this is a graphic video
This scenario reminds of all of the diligence of an inspector. According to some reports the owners of the club were advised to remove the combustible interior finish multiple times.