Oakland Fire Officials: Fire station was just 500 feet from the Ghost Ship but no records on warehouse

  • Source: Los Angeles Times
  • Published: 12/14/2016 12:00 AM

The warehouse where 36 people died earlier this month is just 500 feet from Oakland Fire Station No. 13. Yet despite much community grumbling in recent years about the grim conditions of the building, Oakland fire officials said Tuesday that they had received no complaints in their records about the warehouse and that fire officials had never been dispatched there in the last 12 years. The revelations increase scrutiny on officials over why the warehouse was able to operate as an illegal housing complex for artists without inspections or action from the city.


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