The Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland, site of the December 2016 fire that killed 36 people, had amassed dozens of code enforcement and police visits in the years before the fire, records released Wednesday by the City of Oakland show. Police visited the warehouse to investigate a rave in March of 2015 and code complaints stretch back to 2004. This comes as Oakland’s Fire Chief, Teresa Deloach Reed, is on family leave with no specific return date. Reed had been criticized for the department’s spotty fire safety inspection record. . We’ll discuss the findings with KQED reporter Dan Brekke.
Records Show Police Entered Ghost Ship Warehouse in 2015
Firefighters inspect the Ghost Ship warehouse on December 3, 2016. (Virginie Goubier/AFP/Getty Images)
Dan Brekke, blogger and online editor, KQED