Posted on December 12, 2016 in Head and Spinal Injuries
The Oakland, California fire at the warehouse claimed a second life from New Jersey, as confirmed by the Alameda County Coroner’s Office. A former resident of Morristown, Morris County, the 23-year old man graduated from college in California and was working as a DJ. Reports state that 36 fatalities occurred as a result of the blaze.
When the fire started in the warehouse, a dance party and concert were being held. At that point, the power went out, and attendees could not easily locate the sole exit that the flames were blocking. The warehouse contained several fire hazards, and only had one exit and an unsteady staircase. Although the city of Oakland opened an investigation last month due to multiple complaints by neighbors about garbage piling up and illegal tenancy, the examiners could not enter the building and were unable to report on the alleged code violations in the warehouse.
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