In a ceremony February 20, families and survivors of the Station Nightclub Fire gathered at the site in West Warwick — where a memorial is under construction — to mark the 14 years since the tragedy. While some 200 people survived injuries, 100 people were killed.
By the 15th anniversary next year, there will likely be a new permanent memorial park open to the public. Gina Russo, a survivor of the fire whose fiancé perished, says the memorial is slated to open this spring. Russo has led the fundraising campaign for the Station Fire Memorial Foundation.