Saturday, July 20, 2002

FIRE DURING CHIMPANZEE AND BIG CAT SHOW GOES OUT OF CONTROL IN PERU

Disco fire kills 25
From the International Desk
Published 7/20/2002 7:53 PM

LIMA, Peru, July 20 (UPI) -- An early morning fire Saturday at the unlicensed Utopia disco in the Jockey Seat commercial section of the Furrow district in the Peruvian capital killed at least 25 people and injured some 100 others, authorities said....

El Comercio said the fire occurred when a disc jockeys set a fire during a performance that included a lion, tiger and chimpanzee, which were killed. The fire jumped to surrounding curtains and quickly spread out of control....