least another 200 people are injured. The deadly fire swept through a crowded
nightclub in Santa Maria.
It appeared to be the deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. Witnesses
said that a flare or firework lit by band members may have started the fire.
The nightclub was at its maximum capacity of between 1,000 and 2,000 partygoers.
Santa Maria is a major university city.