After Ghost Ship Fire, What's Next for Bay Area Artists and Building Safety?

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Firefighters inspect the Ghost Ship warehouse on December 3, 2016. (Virginie Goubier/AFP/Getty Images)

The Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people was the deadliest structure fire in the United States in over a decade. In response to the fire, other cities like San Francisco are increasing their inspections and some Bay Area artist collectives are trying to bring their living spaces up to code to fend off evictions. We check in on the Bay Area's creative spaces in the wake of the Ghost Ship fire.

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