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“Oakland Warehouse Fire”

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (December 16, 2016) – A fire at an Oakland warehouse on December 2nd claimed the lives of 36 people, one of whom has been identified as 34 year old Edmond Lapine, according to local news sources. (map)

Edmond was attending a rave that was being hosted at Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse, a community for artists to both live and work. Edmond was a musician that lived in the area, and attended college in Olympia, Washington. After Edmond was confirmed to have been one of the victims, one friend wrote on his facebook wall to tell a story. She wrote about how Edmond had heard she wanted to learn to play the guitar, and drove her to a guitar store and then gave her lessons.

Edmond Lapine and the other 35 victims of the tragic Oakland fire will all be missed. The investigation into the fire is ongoing as authorities attempt to decipher how the fire started, and are also investigating why the warehouse was being used as a residential area for several people when it was not zoned for that use.

“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.
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