Archive for February 23rd, 2010

The Station Fire Still Burns

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

In the hearts of those who lost loved ones, and in those who are still suffering from their injuries, the memories of The Station nightclub fire in 2003 still burn strongly.

This month marks the 7 year anniversary of the blaze, in which pyrotechnics used by the performing bands lit soundproofing materials on fire, causing a rapidly spreading blaze and a maze of panic. More than 100 people died in the fire and many others were seriously injured.

The owners of the club originally pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter but were eventually convicted. Today, lawsuits and judgements are still pending against the owners and the band itself.