WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - The mother of one of the 100 people killed by a 2003 RhodeIsland nightclub fire says she is sad to hear about a similardeadly blaze in Russia.
Chris Fontaine said Monday she hoped to never again see anotherdeadly fire like the one at The Station nightclub in West Warwicksix years ago. That blaze began when a rock band's pyrotechnicsdisplay set ablaze soundproofing foam.
Fontaine lost her son, Mark, in the fire. Her daughter, Melanie,was badly burned. In Russia, the death toll from the Lame Horsenightclub fire in Perm on Saturday rose was at least 113. Videofootage showed the club's ceiling covered in a pattern of woventwigs, which caught fire from one of the pyrotechnics.
The ceiling behind the twigs reportedly was highly inflammableplastic.
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