Night club fire memorial service postponed by storm
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A service marking the 12th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people in Rhode Island has been postponed because of a forecast for blizzard conditions.
The Station Fire Memorial Foundation announced Saturday that the service planned for Sunday afternoon at West Warwick High School will be rescheduled.
Pyrotechnics for the band Great White set fire to flammable foam inside The Station nightclub in West Warwick on Feb. 20, 2003.
Survivors of the fire and friends and family of the victims had planned to attend Sunday’s ceremony.
Organizers also planned to discuss the construction and fundraising efforts for a permanent memorial at the site of the fire.
Gina Russo of the foundation has said she hopes next year’s gathering can be held at a finished memorial.