Emergency! (1972–1979)
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The Steel Inferno 

An office building erupts into a high rise fire.


Georg Fenady


Harold Jack Bloom (created by), Robert A. Cinader (created by) (as R.A. Cinader) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Fuller ... Dr. Kelly Brackett
Julie London ... Dixie McCall, R.N.
Bobby Troup ... Dr. Joe Early
Randolph Mantooth ... Paramedic John Gage
Kevin Tighe ... Paramedic Roy DeSoto
Linda Gray ... Evelyn Davis (as Linda Gray)
Brendon Boone ... Mr. Davis (as Brendan Boone)
John Furey ... Paramedic Charlie, Squad *110, LACoFD
Anne Lockhart ... Sue Adams
John de Lancie ... Doctor Neil Colby, M.D. / F.A.C.S.
William Bryant ... Captain, Engine #16
Curtis Credel Curtis Credel ... Captain Mike Moore, Engine *110, LACoFD
Eric Washington Eric Washington ... Paramedic Dave Roberts, Squad *110, LACoFD (as Erik Washington)
Linda Stuart ... Dr. Jean Wilson (as Lyndel Stuart)
Ron Pinkard Ron Pinkard ... Dr. Mike Morton


A careless worker sparks an explosive fire in a high-rise building. Station 110 leads a full alarm response, assisted by Squad 51. A triage team from Rampart Hospital, led by Dr. Brackett, sets up in a nearby garage. Several workmen and two women - including the fiancée of a paramedic - remain trapped on the 16th floor. A Coast Guard helicopter assists in rooftop evacuation; Dixie and Dr. Early take charge of the many patients at Rampart. A paramedic is injured attempting a rescue, while Gage and DeSoto extricate themselves from a broken elevator. An explosion on the 21st floor injures a fire captain, necessitating a dangerous rescue down an elevator shaft. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

7 January 1978 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The building on fire is next to Westwood Cemetery off Glendon Avenue. You can see the sign in the episode. It is now Pierce Brothers Memorial Cemetery and has many celebrities buried there. Most notably is Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Farrah Fawcett, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood and many more. See more »


A burn pattern from ignitable liquid splashed on the wall by the effects department is visible in the stairwell scenes. See more »


References Quincy M.E. (1976) See more »

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