WEST WARWICK, R.I. | Rhode Island marks 16th anniversary of nightclub fire

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WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is marking the 16th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200.

The Feb. 20, 2003, fire was started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White ignited flammable soundproofing foam on the walls of The Station nightclub in West Warwick.

The fire quickly spread through the overcrowded club, and many people became trapped and died, or were severely burned.

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