OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (December 22, 2016) – Ben Runnels, part of the band Introflirt, was tragically confirmed to have been one of the victims of the Oakland warehouse fire on December 2nd. (map)
The accident happened on the evening of December 2nd, in a warehouse being used to host an electronic dance party. The warehouse was normally used as a living space for local artists, despite not being zoned for any residential use. The warehouse had also been converted to two stories, and was only zoned for one. The fire started in the rear of the warehouse and spread quickly, due to interior clutter.
The fire trapped 36 people inside the warehouse, one of whom was Benjamin Runnels. Ben Runnels was attending the rave with fellow band member Denalda Nicole Renae, who was also a victim. The fire remains under investigation at this time.
“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, San Francisco, Sacramento, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 864-6664. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.