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The Boston Globe

Metro

Feb. 22, 2003

In seconds, elation turned to horror

Editor’s note: This article is from The Boston Globe’s archives. It originally ran on Feb. 22, 2003, two days after a fatal fire broke out at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I.

WEST WARWICK, R.I. - Before the smell of burning flesh, before his knuckles were bloodied by scrambling feet, before the yelling turned into inarticulate screams, before he saw people with flaming hair and half-melted faces, everything was different.

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