this Day in the Yesteryear: THE STATION NIGHTCLUB FIRE (2003)

The Station Nightclub Fire (2003)

Moments after the band Great White took the stage at the Station nightclub in Rhode Island, sparks from one of the group’s pyrotechnic devices—of which the nightclub was unaware—ignited the highly flammable sound insulation around the stage. The nightclub, which had no sprinklers, was engulfed in minutes, trapping many inside. One hundred people were killed, making it one of the deadliest nightclub fires in US history. How many people faced criminal charges in the aftermath of the tragedy? More…Discuss

6 responses to “this Day in the Yesteryear: THE STATION NIGHTCLUB FIRE (2003)

  1. Thanks for posting; I only recently became aware of the Station fire by reading how much similarity there was between it and the recent Brazilian night club fire (which killed more than twice as many, sadly). Will we learn from history, or is humanity destined to keep making these same tragic mistakes?

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