2016 Oakland warehouse fire

California underground warehouse party inferno

The 2016 Oakland warehouse fire was a fire in Oakland, California on December 2, 2016. At around 11:30 PM Pacific Standard Time, a fire started in a warehouse. The warehouse, known as Ghost Ship, had been changed into places for people to live and into an artist collective. Those changes were done without permits.

At least 36 people died because of the fire.[1] It was the deadliest building fire in Oakland history.[2]


  1. "Death Toll in Oakland Warehouse Fire Rises to 36 as Search Continues". The New York Times. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  2. "Death Toll Grows to 36 in Oakland Warehouse Fire". The Associated Press. Archived from the original on December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 7, 2016.