Po­lice vis­ited deadly ware­house many times: records

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

SAN FRAN­CISCO — Po­lice in Oak­land vis­ited a clut­tered ware­house con­verted into an il­le­gal res­i­dence dozens of times in the sev­eral years be­fore it burned down, killing 36 peo­ple. Of­fi­cials on Wed­nes­day re­leased hun­dreds of pages of city doc­u­ments re­quested by The As­so­ci­ated Press and other me­dia out­lets. They de­tail com­plaints from neigh­bours, res­i­dents and vis­i­tors of the so-called Ghost Ship ware­house about safety prob­lems, loud par­ties and other is­sues with the di­lap­i­dated build­ing con­verted il­le­gally into a liv­ing area. Fire­fight­ers and other city of­fi­cials also were called to the prop­erty and ad­ja­cent build­ings. No ci­ta­tions were ever is­sued. A fire ripped through the ware­house Dec. 2 and killed 36 par­ty­go­ers. Oak­land fire of­fi­cials have yet to an­nounce the cause of the blaze. The Alameda County district at­tor­ney has launched a crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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