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Station fire site ready for next chapter

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WEST WARWICK, R.I. -

  As promised, only members of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation were at the site Saturday, to take on the task of removing the precious items that have marked the 100 people who died in the fire.

 The memorial grew out of the pain of loved ones looking for a way to honor those they lost.

 Removing the crosses and the many mementos difficult to say the least, but beyond the pain is hope for something that they know is coming. 

That something a permanent memorial they hope to start constructing sometime in November.

The first sign of the work set to begin, the fencing that now surrounds and secures the site.

Now that all of the mementos are together in one place, the foundation can determine what size it will need for the container that will eventually become the vault or time capsule, buried as part of the permanent memorial. 

And it's not just items here from the site, the FOUNDATION learned just this week the state has been holding on to many items as well that will also go into the vault.

All of it to honor those who lost their lives here, and preserve the memory of what happened here for generations to come.

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