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RI Nightclub Fire Memorial Reaches $2 Million Fundraising Goal

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Organizers of the effort to build a permanent memorial at the site of the Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island say they have achieved their $2 million fundraising goal.

The February 2003 blaze in West Warwick killed 100 people and injured more than 200.

The leadership committee of the Station Fire Memorial Park Campaign announced Monday that after several years of fundraising, it had reached the $2 million mark.

One of the many memorials to the victims at the Station nightclub fire site. (Photo by Kim Tunnicliffe)

One of the many memorials to the victims at the Station nightclub fire site. (Photo by Kim Tunnicliffe)

Former Republican Gov. Don Carcieri (kuh-CHEHR’-ee), co-chair of the committee, credited the generosity of Rhode Island businesses and thousands of ordinary citizens.

The memorial park is expected to be dedicated in the spring and include granite monuments for each person who died.

The fire started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White set fire to flammable foam inside the club.

Comments

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  1. John Brown says:

    What did Great White donate ??????

  2. Jock Stevens says:

    It would be nice if a beautiful memorial was built for $100,000.00 and $1,900,000.00 was given to burn treatment research.

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