Remembering 100 victims lost on the 18-year anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – Saturday marks the 18-year anniversary of the Station Night Club fire, which killed 100 people in 2003.

The West Warwick night club fire claimed 100 lives, and left over 200 people injured.

The fire broke out on February 20, 2003 after the rock band “Great White” set off pyrotechnics. The flammable, sound-proof insulation on the club’s walls and ceilings went up in flames, quickly sparking a fast moving fire that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history.

A memorial park now stands at the site.

The bands tour manager was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to 100 counts of manslaughter. The two club owners, the Derderian brothers, were also punished. One was sent to prison and the other was sentenced to probation.

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