At the time of the evening fire, some 60 people were listening to pianist David Gary perform and discussing an upcoming MCC fundraiser for the local Crippled Children's Hospital. Use mdy dates from June Coordinates on Wikidata. He was released from a treatment facility in the year before the fire. Mourners exited through the church's main door rather than an available side exit, a demonstration of a new willingness to be identified on camera. The UpStairs Lounge Fire.
Nightclub fires, disasters and attacks.
UpStairs Lounge arson attack
Coverage of the fire by news outlets minimized the fact that LGBT patrons constituted the majority of the victims, while editorials and talk radio hosts made light of the event. The Up Stairs Lounge Arson: Many churches refused to hold funerals for the dead. Another 18 suffered injuries, of whom three, including Boggs, died. Soon after two additional memorial services were held on July 1 at a Unitarian church and St.
Reverend Bill Larson of the MCC clung to the bars of one window until he died, and his charred remains were visible to onlookers for hours afterwards. Approximately 80 people attended the event. Many churches refused to hold funerals for the dead. Retrieved June 26, One fire truck tried to maneuver on the sidewalk but crashed into a taxi. Both died in the fire, their remains showing them clinging to each other.