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OAKLAND: Griffin Sean Madden Dead after Fire at Ghost Ship Warehouse in Oakland

“Oakland Warehouse Fire”

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (December 16, 2016) – Griffin Madden was sadly identified as one of the 36 people killed in a fire in Oakland’s Ghost Ship warehouse off of 31st Avenue. (map)

The fire broke out on the evening of December 2nd, in a warehouse known locally as the “Ghost Ship”. The warehouse was home to many artists and musicians in Oakland, who used the warehouse as a live/work space. A rave was being held in the warehouse the night of the fire, which started in the back of the warehouse and spread rapidly.

Among the 36 people killed in the fire was Griffin Sean Madden, a 23 year old that had just graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in philosophy, and Slavic language and literature. Griffin was attending the rave with his friend David Cline.

The fire remains under investigation, with authorities allegedly thinking the problem may have started from faulty wiring. The problem was initially thought to be a fridge, but that has since been proven not to be the cause of the fire.

“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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