Some major hotel fires over the past two decades:

Nov. 27, 1980 _ 87 dead at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

Jan. 1, 1986 _ 97 dead at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Jan. 23, 1987 _ 37 dead at the Siddharth Continental Hotel in New Delhi, India.

July 1993 _ 37 dead at Hotel Sivas in Turkey.

Jan. 29, 1997 _ 30 dead at the Yanshan Hotel in Changsha, China.

July 11, 1997 _ 91 dead at the Royal Jomtien Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand.

Aug. 18, 2001 _ At least 70 dead at the Manor Hotel in Quezon City, Philippines.