WEST WARWICK, RI - MAY 10: Crosses are stand at the site of the Station nightclub fire May 10, 2006 in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The sentence will be handed down today against former Great White tour manager Daniel M. Biechele, who lit off a pyrotechnics display that started the fire on February 21, 2003, killing one hundred people. Biechele has pleaded guilty to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Ten years ago today, 100 people died in the tragic fire at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island and eight of those people had ties to Connecticut.
The band Great White was playing at the club on Feb. 20, 2003 and pyrotechnics ignited flammable foam that had been put on the walls to reduhttp://www.golocalprov.com/lifestyle/the-station-documentary-web-series-launches-feb.-20/ce noise.
Local victims of the fire include:
Relatives of those killed and survivors are marking the day in different ways. Some are staying home from work to spend time with family. Others are taking trips out of town.
Some will pay their respects with a visit to the site of the fire, where more than 100 handmade crosses dot the ground.
A foundation working to build a permanent memorial at the site held a ceremonial groundbreaking Sunday. Work on the permanent memorial is expected to start this spring.
Warning: Documentary contains footage from the night of the fire and graphic images of victims injuries.
In remembrance of the victims, a multi-part online documentary will be released today.