R.I. Club Fire: 5 Years Later

March 2008
Fire Chief;Mar2008, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p10
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The article reports on the result of the fire incident in The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The fire incident happened in the area is considered as the deadliest nightclub fires as it killed and injured more than 100 people. Fire investigators found out that the incident is due to the ignition of pyrotechnics and lack of fire sprinkles. The incident led to safety requirement in building designs.


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