• fire anniversary February 20, 2020 4:21 pm

    Rhode Island Marks 17 Years Since 100 Killed in Club Fire

    Rhode Island is marking the 17th anniversary on Thursday of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others. The Feb. 20, 2003, blaze began when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White ignited flammable foam that lined the club’s walls as soundproofing. The fire quickly spread through the overcrowded club, and many people became trapped…

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