Oakland official: Ghost Ship building not inspected in 3 decades

  • Source: SFGate.com
  • Published: 12/08/2016 12:00 AM

Investigators were beginning to get a sense of the final chaotic moments for the 36 people killed in a fire at a converted Oakland warehouse, as they made progress on the search for the cause of the blaze. Oakland’s planning director, meanwhile, admitted that the building had not been inspected for three decades, despite what neighbors said were numerous complaints about accumulated trash, graffiti and other blight. The search for bodies ended Wednesday after a final run through with cadaver dogs, and the death toll stands at 36, making it the deadliest structure blaze in California since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.


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