Families, survivors mark 13th anniversary of nightclub fire

Photo: Station Fire Memorial Foundation

By The Associated Press


The campaign for a planned memorial at the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people is getting closer to completion.

Survivors of the blaze and family members of those killed plan to hold a memorial service Sunday at Warwick City Hall to mark the 13th anniversary of the fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick.

Organizers say they have now raised $1.6 million of their $2 million goal. Construction has begun on the memorial, and workers are on track to complete it by October.

Sunday’s ceremony will include a reading of the 100 names of those killed. Organizers are asking families to provide photos of their loved ones who died.

They are also announcing a multi-faith fundraising campaign to be held by congregations statewide in May.

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