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Oakland Settling Final Lawsuit From Deadly Ghost Ship Fire

The Oakland City Council has agreed to pay $399,000 to settle the last lawsuit over a 2016 fire at an illegally converted warehouse dubbed the Ghost Ship that killed 36 people. The city doesn’t acknowledge any wrongdoing in the settlement …

Oakland Pay $32.7M to Settle Deadly Warehouse Fire Lawsuits

Oakland will pay $32.7 million to settle lawsuits filed over a 2016 fire at an illegally converted warehouse dubbed the Ghost Ship that killed 36 people, the city announced Thursday. The City Council authorized settlements of lawsuits filed by the …

Eight Escape California Warehouse Fire Similar to Ghost Ship Fire

Oakland authorities have confirmed a fire chased eight people out of an evacuated and condemned building injuring one person before fire crews could extinguish the blaze. Assistant Fire Marshal Emmanuel Watson compared the event to the 2016 fire that trapped …

Retrial for Founder in California Warehouse Fire That Killed 36

The founder of an artists’ work-live collective in the San Francisco Bay Area where a fast-moving fire trapped and killed 36 partygoers three years ago will be tried again on manslaughter charges, prosecutors said Friday. Alameda County prosecutors said they …

California Warehouse Fire Defendant Says No One Was in Charge

The San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where a fire killed 36 people more than two years ago was an artist enclave where nobody was fully in charge, one of two men blamed for the fire testified this week. Max Harris …

Plea Deal Reached in California Warehouse Fire

Lawyers that a tentative plea deal has been reached for two defendants in connection with a Northern California warehouse fire that killed three dozen partygoers at an unlicensed concert in 2016. Attorneys for Derick Almena and Max Harris expect the …

Suspect in Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire Says Landlord Also Responsible

A man charged with involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire that killed 36 people last December says the building’s owner shares responsibility for the deaths. Derick Almena said in a jailhouse interview airing on Oakland television KTVU this week …

Suspects in Deadly California Warehouse Fire Plead Not Guilty

Two men have pleaded not guilty in connection with a fire that killed 36 people in an illegally converted Northern California warehouse. Derick Almena and Max Harris entered pleas Wednesday to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter each. Prosecutors say the …

Report Details Death, Panic in Deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire

Voices screamed out, “Fire!” Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Many of the 36 people killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland huddled together in the dark, and that’s where they died of …

Lawyer Argues Deadly Oakland Fire Wrongly Blamed on Client

Lawyers for the operator of an Oakland warehouse charged in a fire that killed three dozen partygoers who were packed into the building aired possible defenses on Friday to a prosecution case that legal experts say appears to be strong. …