All 36 victims in Oakland warehouse fire identified, families notified

Courtesy of Oakland Fire Dept.

OAKLAND (KRON)—All of the 36 victims in the Oakland warehouse fire have been identified and their families have been notified, according to the Alameda County Sheriff.

The fire broke out on 31st Avenue around 11:30 p.m. on Friday. It has been called the county’s deadliest fire in 13 years and one of the most devastating in United States history.

The warehouse, known as the “Ghost Ship,” was a place for Bay Area artists to perform and display their work. This caused highly flammable objects to be placed inside the building.

The fire started on the first floor and there was no evidence that the building had a fire alarm system, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Two stairwells connected the first and second floors, but none of them led to the outside of the warehouse.

ATF is considering electrical equipment and any other sources of ignition for causing the fire, but it has not yet been determined.

KRON4 spoke to one former tenant who said she called police about the unsafe living conditions inside the warehouse.

Here are the names that have been identified as victims in the fire so far:

Cash Askew, 22, Oakland, Calif.
David Cline, 24, Oakland, Calif., a U.C. Berkeley alumnus
Nick Gomez-Hall, 25, Coronado, Calif.
Sara Hoda, 30, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Travis Hough, 35, Oakland, Calif.
Donna Kellogg, 32, Oakland, Calif.
Brandon Chase Wittenauer, 32, Hayward, Calif.
Ara Christina Jo, 29
Em Bohlka, 33, Oakland, Calif.
Micah Danemayer, 28, Oakland, Calif.
Chelsea Dolan, 33, San Francisco, Calif.
Feral Pines, 29, Berkeley, Calif.
Alex Ghassan, 35, Oakland, Calif.
Michela Angelina Gregory, 20,
Edmund Lapine, 34, Oakland, Calif.
Jennifer Morris, 21, Foster City, Calif.
Benjamin Runnels aka Charlie Prowler, 32, Oakland, Calif.
Jennifer Kiyomi Taouye, 31, Oakland, Calif.
Draven McGill, 17
Jonathan Bernbaum, 34
Alex Vega, who was at the party with his girlfriend Michela Angelina Gregory.
Hanna Ruax was visiting her fiance Alex Ghassan from Finland
Griffin Madden, 23, Berkeley, Calif.
Billy Dixon, 35, Oakland, Calif.
Johnny Igaz, 34, Oakland, Calif.
Amanda Kershaw, 34, San Francisco, Calif.
Nicole Siegrist (or Denalda Nicole Renae), 29, Oakland, Calif.
Vanessa Plotkin, 21, Lakewood, Calif.
Jason McCarty, 35, Oakland, Calif.
Wolfgang Renner, 61, Oakland, Calif.
Jennifer Mendiola, 35, Oakland
-Joseph Matlock, 36, Oakland

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