Station Nightclub fire

RI News
12:01 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Plans For Memorial Announced At 12th Annual Station Nightclub Remembrance

Handmade crosses sit at the site of the Station Nightclub several years ago, where a makeshift memorial once sat.

Some 150 people gathered at Warwick City Hall Sunday to remember those killed in the 2003Station Nightclub fire, and announce plans for a long-awaited memorial.  It was the 12th annual memorial of the fire that claimed 100 lives in West Warwick.


Survivor and president of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation Gina Russo announced the group has raised enough money to possibly begin construction this spring.

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On Politics
11:39 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Station Fire Service To Be Held March 22

The 12th annual remembrance service for the 100 people who lost their lives in the tragic West Warwick Station nightclub fire on February 20, 2003 has been rescheduled for March 22 at 1 p.m. in the city council chambers at Warwick City Hall.

The service was originally slated for February 15, but was postponed because of a snowstorm. On Sunday, March 22 fire survivor Gina Russo will speak about the progress of the Station Memorial campaign and announce the campaign leadership committee.

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RI News
8:40 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Remembering The Station Nightclub Fire, More Than A Decade Later

Dave Kane stands in his living room. A picture of his son, Nick O'Neill sits on the mantle on the left.
Credit John Bender / RIPR

12 years ago today, 100 people died, and hundreds more were injured in a fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick. The fire made national headlines as one of the worst nightclub fires in U.S. history.  Survivors are still working to build a public memorial, and living with the scars from that night.

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On Politics
12:19 pm
Sat February 14, 2015

Station Fire Service Postponed Due To Snow Forecast

The snow forecast for tonight and tomorrow has led to postponement of Sunday’s scheduled Station Fire Foundation Memorial service at West Warwick High School. The service was slated for 1 p.m.

The observance in the memory of the 100 who died in the Feb. 20, 2003 Station nightclub fire will be rescheduled for a date and time that will be announced soon, according to a spokesman for the organizers.

RI News
8:47 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Families Remember The Station Nightclub Tragedy Eleven Years Later

Site of the former Station Nightclub in West Warwick.
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

Thursday marks eleven years since the Station nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured 200.

At 18 years old, Nicholas O’Neil was the youngest victim. His band, Shryne, was going to open for Great White the following night, so he was at the club on February 20th, 2003 to check out the place. O’Neil’s dad, Dave Kane, said he thinks about his son every day.

“It’s interesting people say to me, ‘oh geez, I hope I’m not bringing up a bad memory.’ Like I forgot. I mean, we have this every day, the knowledge of what has happened and the aftermath, we live it every day.”

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RI News
9:19 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Hundreds of Burn Victims to Meet in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Convention Center will host the World Burn Congress.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Hundreds of burn survivors will descend on Providence this week for the annual convention of the Phoenix Society.  The meeting is dubbed the “World Burn Congress,” and its main purpose is to heal the emotional wounds left by the physical scarring.

They’ve endured house fires, car fires, nightclub blazes and electrocutions and this week about 900 of them will be at the Rhode Island Convention Center for the World Burn Congress sponsored by the Phoenix Society. 

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RI News
8:27 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Time Capsule Prepared for Memories of the Station Nightclub Fire

Crosses left at the site of the Station Nightclub.
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

A Sunday deadline has come and gone to remove objects from the site of the Station Nightclub fire where 100 people died in a fire ten years ago.  The land is being readied for transformation into a memorial park and all objects left after Sunday will be buried in a time capsule.

Patricia Belanger retrieved a cross, a poster and a toy from the makeshift memorial honoring her daughter, Dina DeMaio, who died in the Station nightclub fire. 

"What are you going to do with them?"

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Morning News Podcast
10:46 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This is the 10th anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire.  Southwest RI looks to make repairs by the summer tourist season.  These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.

Plus Reporter Flo Jonic recalls her experiences covering the Station Nightclub fire. 

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Station Nightclub Fire
9:38 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Reporter Flo Jonic recalls the night of fire

Mourners at Site of Station Nightclub Fire
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

Reporter Flo Jonic was one of the first reporters on the scene of the Station Nightclub fire ten years ago today.  She remembers the events of that night and the days that followed.

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Station Nightclub Fire
8:18 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Station Nightclub Fire: 10 years of remembrances

Station Nightclub Fire Survivor, Linda Fisher
Flo Jonic RIPR

February 20th marks the tenth anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire, which killed 100 people who flocked to a West Warwick roadhouse one cold Thursday night for some live rock music. The fire also left more than 200 people hospitalized, many with disfiguring injuries. Here's a look back on the deadliest rock concert in American history and the lives it changed.

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