Two Tenants Arrested for Manslaughter for Their Role in Oakland's Ghost Ship Fire

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

Alameda County prosecutors filed manslaughter charges Monday against two tenants of the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland saying they "knowingly created a firetrap, with inadequate means of escape." Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Ion Almena and Max Harris, who arranged events at the warehouse, could each face 39 years in prison for their role in the December fire that claimed 36 lives. Forum checks in on developments following the Ghost Ship fire six months after the blaze.

Honoring Those Lost to the Oakland Warehouse Fire (KQED Arts)

Guests:
Libby Schaaf, mayor, Oakland
Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED News
Devin Katayama, East Bay reporter, KQED News
Nihar Bhatt, DJ with San Francisco Surface Tension Collective; he witnessed the fire and lost 7 friends to the blaze

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