On February 20, 2003 one of the greatest fire tragedies in recent history occurred in West Warwick, Rhode Island. 100 people lost their lives and 200 others were injured and forever scarred by the fire at the Station Nightclub. It was the fourth-deadliest nighclub fire in U.S. history.
I have been to the site twice. Once shortly after it happened and I photographed it then and again last August. Both times it was very eerie and yet very serene. The second time was almost like walking on hallowed ground. It very much gave me the same feelings I had when I visited Ground Zero in New York City two weeks after 9/11 in 2001.
Now the site is a huge memorial. I hope it stays that way.
There is fund set up for the families and survivors called the Station Family Fund.
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