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September 28, 2012
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Gina Russo, left, board president of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation, speaks with the media during a press conference at the site of the nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Ray Villanova, not pictured, the owner of the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, is donating the land for a permanent memorial, bringing an end to a years-long effort to secure the site of The Station fire by families of those killed and survivors of the blaze.

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Jody King, who lost his brother in The Station nightclub fire, listens to a press conference at the site in West Warwick, R.I., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Ray Villanova, not pictured, the owner of the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people is donating the land for a permanent memorial, bringing an end to a years-long effort to secure the site of The Station fire by families of those killed and survivors of the blaze.

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Betty Roe, left, who lost her daughter Lori Durante in The Station nightclub fire and Andrea Mota, right, who lost her uncle Thomas Medeiros, stand by crosses for them following a press conference at the site in West Warwick, R.I., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Ray Villanova, not pictured, the owner of the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people is donating the land for a permanent memorial, bringing an end to a years-long effort to secure the site of The Station fire by families of those killed and survivors of the blaze.

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Gina Russo, board president of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation, announces that the land on which the nightclub stood has been transferred to the foundation during a press conference at the site in West Warwick, R.I., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Ray Villanova, not pictured, transferred ownership of the plot of land in West Warwick to the Station Fire Memorial Foundation on Friday, five months before the 10th anniversary of the blaze, which started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White set fire to flammable foam that lined the walls of the club.

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Family members who lost loved ones in The Station nightclub fire, background, sit at the site of the fire following a press conference announcing that the owners had transferred the property to the Station Fire Memorial Foundation, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in West Warwick, R.I.. The foundation plans to build a permanent memorial on the site.

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Jonathan Bell, left, lawyer for the Station Fire Memorial Foundation, hands the deed to the land where the nightclub once stood, to foundation board president Gina Russo, right, during a news conference at the site in West Warwick, R.I., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Ray Villanova, not pictured, the owner of the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people is donating the land for a permanent memorial, bringing an end to a years-long effort to secure the site of The Station fire by families of those killed and survivors of the blaze.