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1946 Atlanta fire still deadliest hotel blaze in US history
In downtown Atlanta, a historic marker is shown in front of the former Winecoff Hotel, now the Ellis Hotel, with the Equitable Building behind it on the left. The Winecoff fire on Dec. 7, 1946, killed 119. It remains the U.S.'s worst hotel fire.
ATLANTA — There’s a reason that the death toll of the Winecoff hotel fire in December 1946 has never been surpassed.
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