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RI marks 7th anniversary of fatal nightclub fire


Rhode Island is marking the seventh anniversary of The Station nightclub fire.

The Feb. 20, 2003 fire at the West Warwick club killed 100 people and began when pyrotechnics from the rock band Great White ignited cheap soundproofing foam around the stage.

Though the anniversary of the blaze is Saturday, survivors and victims' relatives will gather at the fire site on Sunday afternoon for a memorial service.

Club owners Jeffrey and Michael Derderian pleaded no contest to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter, and former Great White tour manager Daniel Biechele pleaded guilty to the same charges. Biechele and Michael Derderian served time in prison.

The dozens of people and companies that were sued have agreed to settle for a combined $176 million. None of the money has been paid yet.

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