Parr Richey partners Mike Schultz and Jim Buddenbaum are closely watching the fire investigation, including the origin and cause determination, of the tragic and devastating fire at the warehouse party in Oakland, California.
Handout frame grab from video released via Twitter use @Oaklandfirelive showing fire crews arriving at the scene of the warehouse fire in Oakland, December 3, 2016.
The Associated Press reports that at least nine people are dead and as many as two dozen more may have perished in the fire, which occurred at a warehouse party. The warehouse itself is reported to have been converted, illegally, into studio and living space for electronic music artists. According to the AP report, “City officials confirmed Saturday that building authorities had opened an investigation just last month into complaints about the safety of the structure. That inquiry was ongoing when the fire struck.”
We will continue to follow this developing story.