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OAKLAND: David Cline Killed in Oakland Warehouse Fire on 31st Avenue

“Oakland Warehouse Fire Victim Identified”

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (December 16, 2016) – David Cline was one of the 36 victims killed in the tragic Oakland warehouse fire that broke out on December 2nd, according to local news sources. (map)

The fire started in the rear of the warehouse and quickly spread due to the crowded conditions and clutter, as the warehouse was ordinarily used as an artist’s live/work space. The night of the fire it had been leased out to host an electronic dance party.

One of the attendees was 24 year old David Cline. Cline’s clarinet teacher remembered him as bright and fun loving, and had a great relationship with David. She still has coffee or breakfast with Cline’s mother and had kept up with David’s life through Facebook. David played volleyball at a championship level in school.

36 people were killed the night of the fire, one of whom was David Cline. The fire is still under investigation, and the district attorney opened a criminal investigation into the incident. Many people are curious as to why the warehouse was allowed to be used as a living space when it was zoned only for an industrial space, when the city of Oakland was aware of the problem.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”

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) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.
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