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OAKLAND: Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye Killed in Oakland Warehouse Fire During Rave

“Ghost Ship Fire”

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (December 2, 2016) – Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye has been identified as one of the 36 people killed in a tragic fire in Oakland on December 2nd, according to a local news source. (map)

The fire started in a warehouse known as the Ghost Ship among locals. Known for being a safe haven for artists, the warehouse was being used as a living space despite not being zoned to do so. The night of the fire, it was being used to host a rave with hundreds in attendance. A fire started in the back of the warehouse and spread quickly due to clutter from personal belongings.

Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye was among those killed in the blaze. A 31 year old female, Jennifer was a musician who worked in indie record stores and most recently a music manager for Shazam. The investigation is ongoing to determine cause and liability.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law, a California personal injury 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, 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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