Owners of The Station nightclub in Rhode Island speak out for the first time since deadly 2003 fire

  • Source: CBS News
  • Published: 10/22/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: On February 20, 2003, 100 people were killed and more than 200 were injured when The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, burned to the ground. It was one of the deadliest club fires in American history. Three people were charged, including the club owners Jeff and Michael Derderian, but they say there is more to the story. CBS News chief investigative and senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod investigates in "The Station Nightclub Fire: Who's Responsible?" an all-new "48 Hours" airing Saturday, October 23, at 10/9c on CBS and Paramount+. It all started around 11 p.m. when the rock band Jack Russell's Great White took the stage and the group's tour manager, Daniel Biechele, set off four large fireworks called gerbs.


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