The worst fire in Arizona history may have been caused by arson

The alleged 16-year-old arsonist was sentenced to 28 life sentences

Hotel fire of 1970

On December 19th, 1970, Louis C. Taylor was playing pool in Downtown Tuscon. At the time of the incident, he was only sixteen years old. After finishing his game of pool, he walked down the road to a nearby hotel called the Pioneer Hotel. Louis had arrived during a Christmas party where many of the guests were walking freely about, unaware of what was about…



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Dani Hendrix

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