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West Warwick, Rhode Island / Nightclub Fire #722281

CNN Evening News for Friday, Feb 21, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(West Warwick: Bob Franken) The fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, featured; scenes shown from inside the club & the fire & chaos outside. [WPRI photographer Brian BUTLER†, witness Erin PUCINO†, fire department Chief Charles HALL†- describe what happened.] [Governor Donald CARCIERI†- comments on the horrific situation.] [Great White lead singer Jack RUSSELL†- says we had permission for fireworks.] The disagreement between the band & the club over permission to use pyrotechnics discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(West Warwick: Whitney Casey) The community's reaction to the nightclub fire featured; scenes shown of family members asking for help about their missing loved ones. [Several PEOPLE - comment.] [Neighbor Nicole LaFLEUR†, Miss Rhode Island USA Christie LEE†- talk about the community.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live press conference by Rhode Island's governor presented. [CARCIERI†- talks about the effort by the fire department & at the hospitals; comments on securing the site & getting the bodies identified as fast as possible; notes other needs are being assessed & other older buildings will be inspected; states "pyrotechnic evidence" has been found.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The governor's press conference reviewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; West Warwick: Bob Franken) The slow unfolding nature of this fire story, the casualty figures & the astounding speed of the fire discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; West Warwick: Whitney Casey) The identification & grieving processes in West Warwick discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Franken, Bob;
Casey, Whitney

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