A Fatidic Eve (Chronicles of a Disaster) by Raul Garcia Lamoutte
Approx. 29,720 words.
Published on February 16, 2010.
This narrative is based on a true story on New Year’s Eve which was marred by a fire in a hotel whose management was in the process of negotiating benefits with the union. The fire started in the main ballroom and spread quickly to the lobby, casino, and towards the higher floors, causing 97 deaths in less than 12 minutes.