OAKLAND (AP) — The top air quality regulator in the San Francisco Bay Area is investigating why charred debris from an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people was dumped along the shoreline.
The East Bay Times reports Friday that air quality enforcement director Wayne Kino says the material should not have been dumped in an open field owned by the city.
The city of Oakland could face fines if violations are found.
Three dozen people died in a blaze that broke out on Dec. 2 in the Ghost Ship warehouse, which was being used as an unpermitted residence and arts collective.
Everything from burned musical instruments, appliances, artwork and clothes was dumped on a path along the shoreline.
City spokesman Harry Hamilton did not immediately return a call and email seeking comment