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In wake of tragedy in R.I., a push for safety

Rhode Island fire safety regulations in effect at the time of The Station nightclub fire should have been enough to prevent the ghastly inferno that killed 100 and left hundreds more injured.

Had the rules been enforced, the pyrotechnics that ignited the blaze would never have been set off. The flammable soundproofing covering some of the walls and part of the ceiling would never have been installed. And the club would not have been jammed beyond capacity.

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