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Last Updated:  Saturday, 22 February, 2003, 20:11 GMT
In Pictures: Rock club blaze
Charred wall of The Station club
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A Rhode Island rock music venue for hundreds was a burnt-out shell as Friday dawned.
Concert-goers cheer Great White (image from by TV station WPRI)
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Fans were wrapped up in the heavy metal music as flames shot to the roof behind the stage.
Running fans in The Station
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Soon fans realised that the fire was not part of the act and rushed for the door.
The Station nightclub ablaze
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Such was the speed of the fire's spread that few could escape unscathed.
Firefighters at the scene of the Station fire
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Hundreds of firefighters responded to the biggest US club blaze in more than a decade.
Medics wheel a victim on a gurney
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The injured, many horribly burnt, were rushed to hospitals as far away as Boston.
A woman waits outside of Kent Hospital in Rhode Island
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People have been waiting anxiously for news of friends who were at the club.
Great White's lead singer, Jack Russell, after the fire
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Singer Jack Russell and other band members managed to escape backstage but guitarist Ty Longley is missing.


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