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OAKLAND: Matt Bohlka Killed in Oakland Warehouse Fire on 31st Avenue

“Ghost Ship Fire”

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (December 2, 2016) – Matt Bohlka, also known as Em Bohlka, was one of the victims killed in the tragic fire that swept through an Oakland warehouse on December 2nd, according to a local news source. (map)

Em Bohlka, as she preferred to be called, was a transgender female barista living in Oakland. Em was a poet, and was especially fond of the works of Kurt Vonnegut. Em Bohlka would regularly exchange Vonnegut quotes with her father via text message. The night of the fire, Em was attending a rave at a warehouse known as the Ghost Ship, along with many others. A fire started in the rear of the warehouse that spread rapidly due to paintings, rugs, and clutter inside the warehouse.

Em Bohlka was one of 36 people killed in the blaze. The fire remains under investigation, and all 36 victims have been identified at this time. The fire may have started from a faulty refrigerator.

“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, 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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