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Oakland's Ghost Ship fire a disaster waiting to happen

Despite known hazards, fire department had not inspected warehouse in 30 years

Investigators surveying the damage inside the Ghost Ship warehouse, where a fire claimed the lives of 36 people on Dec 2.

Oakland, California

THE charred, roofless shell of the Ghost Ship, the warehouse where 36 people perished on a chilly Friday evening in early December, is clearly visible from the driveway of Oakland firehouse No. 13.

Though the warehouse sits less than 200 metres away, the...

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