Ghost Ship News

Dive Boat Fire Investigators May See Lesson in Ghost Ship Tragedy Negligence Case

One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fiery death traps for a combined 70 souls, …

Jury to Restart Deliberations in Oakland Warehouse Fire Case

OAKLAND, Calif. — Three jurors were dismissed Monday for undisclosed reasons on the 10th day of deliberations in the trial of two men charged in the deaths of 36 partygoers from a fire inside a cluttered San Francisco Bay Area …

April Trial Expected for Men Charged in Deadly California Warehouse Fire

Two men who face criminal charges for a Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people were ordered Monday to stand trial on April 2. Retired Alameda County judge Vernon Nakahara was also assigned to preside over the trial during …

California Warehouse Fire Defendants Will Face Trial Next Year

The two men charged with involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 warehouse blaze that killed three dozen partygoers will face trial in Oakland early next year, their lawyers said Monday. Derick Almena, 48, and Max Harris, 28, each pleaded no contest …

Lawyers Plan to Shift Blame for California Warehouse Fire at Trial

Lawyers for the two men charged in the Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people said Friday they are now preparing for a trial where they will try to shift blame for the blaze from their clients to others, …

California Fatal Warehouse Fire Plea Deal Reached

Lawyers said Friday 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 …

Anniversary of California Warehouse Prompts Attention on City Efforts

The deadliest U.S. building fire in more than a decade has left David Gregory with a recurring nightmare that still wakes him up in tears. Gregory’s 20-year-old daughter, Michela, was among 36 people who died in the Dec. 2, 2016, …

London Apartment Tower Fire Symptomatic of Larger Global Safety Issues

The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy. But fire-safety experts say governments and builders around the world should take notice, …

Origin & Cause Report Details Chaos in Oakland 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, Calif., huddled together in the dark, and that’s where they died …

Arrests Made in California Warehouse Fire That Killed 36

A man who illegally rented out space in an Oakland, California, warehouse that caught fire and killed 36 people has been arrested and will be charged with involuntary manslaughter along with an organizer of a party at the site, a …