OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (December 21, 2016) – 29 year old Ara Christina Jo was tragically confirmed to have been one of the 36 people killed in a fire on December 2nd in Oakland, according to several news sources. (map)
The warehouse, known as the Ghost Ship, was being used to host a rave the night of December 2nd. Ara Christina Jo was one of many in attendance to the electronic dance party. A fire started in the rear of the warehouse and quickly spread, trapping many inside.
Among those trapped was Ara Christina Jo. Jo was a painter and an artist, who was also a co-organizer for the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine fest, which gave local independent artists and writers a chance to showcase their work. Ara Jo was confirmed to have been one of those killed in the tragic fire, which remains under investigation.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.