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oakland warehouse fire oversight hearing

sacramento — the state senate is holding an oversight hearing this morning on the dec. 2 fire in oakland that killed 36 people in an artists’ collective, the deadliest blaze in the nation since 2003.the victims were at an underground electronic music party in the east oakland warehouse known as the ghost ship, an unpermitted live-work space. many have questioned why the city for years failed to intervene to protect the safety of its residents or enforce the city’s health and safety codes.the building did not have fire alarms, a sprinkler system or a fire escape.the hearing will be webcast live at 9:30 a.m. today at www.senate.ca.gov and will be held in room 112 of the capitol. the fire discussion is expected to start after 10 a.m.“the terrible event may have happened in oakland, but we know there are countless buildings like the ‘ghost ship’ in dozens of communities all throughout this state that continue to exist and every level of government must work together on reforms,” said north bay sen. mike mcguire, who is leading wednesday’s meeting. “this hearing will be the first step to create policies that will keep residents safe and allow cities and counties to develop robust building inspection and code enforcement programs.”on the night of dec. 2, a deadly fire spread quickly through the warehouse. the victims, many of them trapped on the second floor, died of smoke inhalation.oakland is sending assistant city administrator claudia cappio to respond to q...