RI Marks 10 Years Since Station Nightclub Fire | NECN

RI Marks 10 Years Since Station Nightclub Fire



    Survivors, family and friends of victims gathered at the site of the former club (Published Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014)

    (NECN: John Moroney) - Survivors, family and friends gathered at sacred ground in West Warwick, R.I. - the site of the former Station Night Club - and the place where Bruce Cain lost his wife, Tina Ayer.

    "One day at a time," Cain said. "You got to breathe."
    This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Station Night Club fire which killed 100 people after fireworks ignited during a performance of the band Great White sparked the deadly blaze. 

    The names of victims were read aloud while survivors, families and friends braved frigid temperatures during Sunday's yearly memorial. With his wife at his side, Richard Moreau fought back tears as he recalled his 21-year-old daughter Leigh Ann. 

    Two hundred  people were able to escape the flames on February 20, 2003. Among them: Walter Castle Junior, who said he got out but 24 of his friends did not.

    Many see this anniversary as a turning point. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation broke ceremonial ground for a permanent memorial -- a place where the victims will always be remembered.