When did the Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island happen?

When did the Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island happen?

The Station nightclub fire occurred on Thursday, February 20, 2003, in West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States, killing 100 people including Great White guitarist Ty Longley and injuring 230.

Who was killed in the Station nightclub fire?

One hundred lost their lives, and about half of the survivors were injured, either from burns, smoke inhalation, thermal trauma, or trampling. Among those who died in the fire were Great White’s lead guitarist, Ty Longley, and the show’s emcee, WHJY DJ Mike “The Doctor” Gonsalves.

Where was the fire at the station located?

The fire began at 11:07 p.m. EST, on Thursday, February 20, 2003, at The Station, a glam metal and rock and roll –themed nightclub located at 211 Cowesett Avenue in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

How long did it take the Station nightclub to burn down?

Intense black smoke engulfed the club in 5½ minutes. Video footage of the fire shows its ignition, rapid growth, the billowing smoke that quickly made escape impossible, and blocked egress that further hindered evacuation.

When did the Great White Fire in Rhode Island happen?

Raw footage of the early moments of the fire at The Station. A Rhode Island nightclub which burned down on February 20, 2003, killing 100 people in attendance to see the 80s hair-metal band, Great White. The fire started as a result of the band’s pyrotechnics. The building was not sprinklered.

Who was the cameraman for the Providence nightclub fire?

The fire, from its inception, was caught on videotape by cameraman Brian Butler for WPRI-TV of Providence, and the beginning of that tape was released to national news stations. Butler was there for a planned piece on nightclub safety being reported by Jeffrey A. Derderian, a WPRI news reporter who was also a part-owner of The Station.