The Kiss Nightclub, a popular venue in the college town of Santa Maria in southern Brazil, was filled with a boisterous, happy crowd in the wee hours of Sunday morning on January 27, 2013. About 1,200-1,300 people packed the club. A fire, believed to have been started by sparks from a pyrotechnic display, tore through the club, killing more than 200 people.
Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the fourth most deadly nightclub fire in U.S. history. On February 20, 2003, one hundred people died when a fire erupted at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The fire was started by pyrotechnics that were part of a performance by the hard rock band Great White. This graphic video below shows the mayhem and devastation that took place that night.