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Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Louis Cuen Taylor was 16 when he was arrested after the Pioneer Hotel fire in downtown Tucson. He turns 59 this week.

April 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

A injured firefighter is taken from the scene of the Pioneer Hotel blaze. The death toll ultimately reached 29.

April 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Taylor embraces freedom 42 years after Pioneer fire

Some of the evidence in the fire was destroyed, and some was given to attorneys involved in civil suits against the hotel and the carpeting manufacturer.

April 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

Cause unclear in '70 hotel fire, new probe finds

Firetrucks' ladders weren't long enough to reach the Pioneer Hotel's upper floors. Here, three firefighters work to rescue survivors.

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
The Pioneer Hotel fire

The Pioneer Hotel fire

Gov. Jack Williams, in from Phoenix for investigation of the Pioneer International Hotel fire, gets glance at hotel interior, guided by Asst. Fire Chief R. B. Slagel.

December 30, 2010 12:15 am
Pioneer Hotel Fire

Pioneer Hotel Fire

Some of the damage at the Pioneer Hotel seen Dec. 21, 1970.

December 29, 2010 12:15 am
Pioneer Hotel fire

Pioneer Hotel fire

The Pioneer Hotel never recovered from the 1970 fire, said Bettina Lyons, niece of the couple who owned the hotel. "Even though they put money into it and put sprinkler systems in, people did not come to stay."

December 12, 2010 12:00 am
New film recalls '70 Pioneer Hotel fire

New film recalls '70 Pioneer Hotel fire

Firefighters at the Pioneer Hotel fire bring down some of the survivors on an extended ladder. Many hotel guests weren't as lucky and died jumping from windows of the 11-story hotel.

December 12, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Pioneer Hotel Fire

Pioneer Hotel Fire

Three Survivors Safely Down: Smoke billows from the upper floor of the Pioneer International Hotel as three firemen work to rescue survivors of the early-morning blaze. The fireman at the bottom is helping an elderly Pioneer tenant to walk down the ladder.

December 12, 2010 12:00 am

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