Firefighters Sentenced In Brazil Blaze

A court on June 3 convicted and sentenced two firefighters to a year behind bars for negligence and falsifying public documents related to a fire permit at Brazil’s Kiss nightclub. 

Photo: Agencia RBS/AP Photo
A man carries an injured man, victim of a fire at the Kiss club in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

A 2013 fire in the club killed 242 people and injured 630. 

Charges against six other firefighters were dismissed.

Soundproofing foam on the ceiling caught fire in the overcrowded nightclub when the lead singer of a country band onstage lit a flare as part of an illegal indoor pyro show.