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    Oakland 'Ghost Ship' Fire - 36 confirmed deaths

    At least 9 people are confirmed dead and 25 others are unaccounted for in a three-alarm fire at a warehouse in Oakland where people were having a party.

    http://www.ktvu.com/breaking-news/221282720-story

    Here's the Facebook of the band : https://www.facebook.com/events/5943...tab=discussion

    Growing list of missing with facebooks in the top pinned post. So sad! Some have pictures posted from last night. I hesitate to post any until there are confirmations.

    It's being reported the party was on the second floor and the stairway was built with pallets.

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    MDS Edit - List of deceased as of 12/07/16
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    Amanda Allen (34) - https://www.facebook.com/mandykaotik

    Cash Askew (22) - https://www.facebook.com/cash.askew?fref=ts

    Jonathan Bernbaum (34) - https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.bernbaum

    Em Bohlka (33) ?

    Joey Casio (Joseph Matlock) (??) - https://www.facebook.com/joey.casio

    Barrett Clark (35) - https://www.facebook.com/barrettchubbclark?fref=ts

    David Cline (24) - https://www.facebook.com/david.t.cline.3?fref=ts

    Micah Danemayer (28) - https://www.facebook.com/jungle.jim.334

    Billy Dixon (35) ?

    Chelsea Faith (Dolan) (33) - https://www.facebook.com/chelcfaith

    Alex Ghassan (35) - https://www.facebook.com/alex.g.988

    Nick Gomez-Hall (25) - https://www.facebook.com/nick.gomezhall

    Michela Gregory (20) - https://www.facebook.com/michela.a.gregory

    Sara Hoda (30) - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008474130979

    Travis Hough (35) - https://www.facebook.com/travismicha...nhough?fref=ts

    Johnny Igaz (34) - https://www.facebook.com/johnnyigaz

    Nex Iuguolo ( Brandon Chase Wittenauer) (32) - https://www.facebook.com/NexIuguolo

    Ara Jo (29) - https://www.facebook.com/ara.c.jo

    Donna Kellogg (32) ?

    Edmond Lapine II (34) - https://www.facebook.com/freakyspacebooty

    Griffin Madden (23) ?

    Jason McCarty (??) - https://www.facebook.com/velcroearpaw

    Draven McGill (17) ?

    Jennifer Mendiola (35) - https://www.facebook.com/Jennifer-Me...9280089157043/

    Jenny Morris (21) - https://www.facebook.com/jennay.fm

    Feral Pines (29) - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006991308816

    Vanessa Plotkin (21) - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010808474173

    Nicole "Denalda" Renae (29) - https://www.facebook.com/denaldarenalda

    Wolfgang Renner (61) ?

    Hanna Ruax (32) - https://www.facebook.com/hanna.ruax

    Ben Runnels (Charlie Prowler) (32) - https://www.facebook.com/introflirt

    Michelle Sylvan (??) ?

    Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye (31) - https://www.facebook.com/invisiblepony

    Alex Vega (22) - https://www.facebook.com/alex.vega.334

    Pete Wadsworth (38) - https://www.facebook.com/PNWadsworth

    Nicholas Walrath (31) - https://www.facebook.com/nickwalrath
    Last edited by mydeathspace; 12-07-2016 at 08:57 PM. Reason: updated list of deceased

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    Lots of old photos of the inside here : http://www.oaklandghostship.com/

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    Looks like and awesome fun place to party at.
    Last edited by animosity; 12-03-2016 at 11:49 AM.
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    Woah that place looked cool as hell but with all the shit everywhere I can imagine how people would have trouble getting out.
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    Sounds like everyone was trapped upstairs. From pictures of the outside, the second floor is super high up. Around 50 people killed or missing. This is really awful.
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    The Station nightclub fire comes to mind. Horrible, horrible way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy1217 View Post
    The Station nightclub fire comes to mind. Horrible, horrible way to go.
    Just watched the clip of that, horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by songbirdsong View Post
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    What a whimsical little deathtrap it was, indeed. Beautiful place but no sprinkler system in a place that looks like a pile of kindling?

    Fire extinguishers were found on the ground inside, but there was no evidence of any sprinkler system or that smoke detectors had been activated.
    The roof collapsed during the fire, and officials said there was only a "makeshift staircase" between the first and second floors.
    Most of those found dead were on the second floor.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...nd-california/

    Hoping for as many found safe as possible :(

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    The guy who ran the place: https://www.facebook.com/derick.ion.9

    He is getting reamed on Facebook because people have brought it up over and over to him. Also, he made a very insensitive post about everything he worked for being gone.

    Gotta say, I've been a regular at places like this and I never once thought about the potential fire dangers. Just too caught up in the fun. I have a feeling a ton of my friends are considering this possibility now.
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    So.

    A lot of these people were friends of my husband's. We have four people on the missing list.

    It is a fucking catastrophe and I am processing how I feel. The entire music community is shocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowieluva View Post
    So.

    A lot of these people were friends of my husband's. We have four people on the missing list.

    It is a fucking catastrophe and I am processing how I feel. The entire music community is shocked.
    Very sorry to hear this Bowie. I can't imagine...
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    So sorry that you and your husband and friends have to go through this fear, Bowie. Here is hoping for their safe return home. I've donated to the YouCaring relief fund for victims of the fire. Take care of each other :(

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    This whole thing is so fucked and this is what happens when a city makes it impossible for anyone making less than a half million dollars a year to live acceptably.

    All the news we have received so far is not good but I can't post about it because family is still being notified.

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    So sorry Bowie. I'm hoping for the best for your friends.

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    Such a tragedy. My heart goes out to those who've been lost and their loved ones.
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    lol at Nestle being some vicious smiter, she's the nicest person on this site besides probably puzzld. Or at least the last person to resort to smiting.
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    Instagram from last night posted by Alex G. who is still among the missing.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNi4d-vjcq6/

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    It is pretty safe to say at this point we assume all of the missing are dead.

    My husband doesn't even know what to do. This is so horrible. I don't even know how to be helpful.

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    Sorry Bowie. I can't imagine.

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    Some more information released.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4RrIOqFCR
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    This place is a death trap and I'm surprised it took this long for something to happen. I went to a show there a few years ago & I'll never forget it because there was a guy who wouldn't let us upstairs until some people came down out of concern the floor couldn't handle the weight. My friends and I joked about whether we would be safer being on the floor that collapsed onto the people below. It was a very unique place, but it was sketchy as hell and left us feeling pretty uneasy.

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    This is just so terrible.

    (Moved list of deceased up to first post in thread - MDS)
    Last edited by mydeathspace; 12-07-2016 at 02:50 PM. Reason: updated list of deceased

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    Here's the reddit thread.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/news/commen..._dead_with_25/

    The user "god I suck" wrote about his experience. It's deleted now because he was scared he was going to get in trouble because he was underage. (he made other reddit threads questioning if he would get in trouble)
    Here's his other threads
    https://www.reddit.com/user/God_I_Suck

    Here's the post he made before he deleted it


    He also said this
    alty-dawg 20 points 13 hours ago
    How many people were in the building?
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    [–]God_I_Suck 73 points 13 hours ago
    If I had to estimate 60-70 max. Which is why I'm surprised that they are talking about the death count potentially being 40 because when I got out I thought that there were maybe thirty people but closer to twenty still inside.
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    andymidget 182 points 5 hours ago
    Structural firefighter here,
    We use pallets for fucking everything
    We throw them under couches for room and contents fires, in the trunks of cars for vehicle fires, we simulate ventilating roofs with them, we cut them up with chainsaws on training nights,and we take the small pieces, and place them in our burn room and light the fuckers.
    Whoever decided to have pallets as structural and visual additions is a fucking idiot, and is going to be on the hook for A LOT of lawsuits
    ... Too bad a lawsuit can't bring back a loved one. That's the real crime here...
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    [–]bobs_monkey 11 points 3 hours ago
    Tell that to Pinterest with all their pallet art projects
    Last edited by bermstalker; 12-04-2016 at 01:58 AM.

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    This is so fucking horrible. There are just no words for something as immensely awful as this, I wish there were


    & this was posted in the giant thread of abuse on Derick's fb. They say it's screenshots of a conversation with his wife's dad.
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    People keep talking about this dude going to prison. What are the odds of that actually happening?

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