Undated (AP) _ The worst hotel fire in U.S. history occurred Dec. 7, 1946, in the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, and left 119 people dead.

Recent hotel fires include:

March 15, 1986 - Motel 5, North Las Vegas, Nev., 5 dead.

Dec. 4, 1985 - Quinns Hotel, Chattanooga, Tenn., 4 dead.

Feb. 14, 1985 - Biltmore Hotel, High Point, N.C., 5 dead.

Oct. 18, 1984 - Alexander Hamilton Hotel, Paterson, N.J., 15 dead.

Sept. 4, 1982 - Dorothy Mae apartment hotel, Los Angeles, 24 dead.

March 6, 1982 - Westchase Hilton Hotel, Houston, 12 dead.

Feb. 10, 1981 - Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nev., 8 dead.

Dec. 4, 1980 - Stouffer's Inn, White Plains, N.Y., 26 dead.

Nov. 21, 1980 - MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev., 87 dead.

July 31, 1979 - Holiday Inn, Cambridge, Ohio, 9 dead.

Nov. 26, 1978 - Holiday Inn, Rochester, N.Y., 10 dead.

Nov. 5, 1978 - Allen Motor Inn, Honesdale, Pa., 11 dead.

Jan. 29, 1978 - Coates House, Kansas City, Mo., 16 dead.