''CSI'' nightclub-fire episode won't air in Providence. Local station will avoid Monday's ''CSI: Miami'' episode because of its similarities to real-life fire
An upcoming ”CSI: Miami” episode hits too close to home for one Rhode Island TV station. WPRI-TV has decided not to air Monday’s episode, in which Horatio and his team investigate a nightclub fire much like the one that killed 99 people in West Warwick, R.I., during a Great White concert, according to the Associated Press. Like the Feb. 20 real-life tragedy, the ”CSI: Miami” fire is sparked by pyrotechnics.
”The episode contains some striking similarities to the tragic fire at the The Station nightclub,” the TV station said in a statement. ”Out of respect for the victims, their families and the Rhode Island community, WPRI-TV will not air the episode.” Nearly 200 people were injured in the blaze, which has led to an increased nationwide focus on concert and nightclub safety.