The Station nightclub fire

The 2003 West Warwick, R.I., fire was one of the deadliest in US history. The blaze killed 100, injured hundreds more, and forced the region to reassess fire safety.

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2003 special report: Behind the R.I. nightclub fire

Michael Derderian (right) and his brother Jeffrey (left) bought The Station in 2000.

Special report: Behind the R.I. nightclub fire | part 1

Deception, missteps sparked a tragedy

If the Derderians believed the foam installed to lower noise would be the answer to their problems, they were tragically mistaken.