OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (December 27, 2016) – 37 year old Michele Sylvan has been identified as one of the victims of the tragic fire that broke out in an Oakland warehouse on December 2nd, according to local news sources. (map)
Michele was described as being creative and talented by friends who knew her. A fashion designer that appreciated art, Michele and her long term partner, Wolfgang Renner, were attending a rave at an Oakland warehouse known locally as the Ghost Ship the night of December 2nd. A fire started in the rear of the warehouse and spread quickly due to clutter from people living in the space.
Michele Sylvan and her partner, Wolfgang Renner, were both tragically trapped in the fire and were killed along with 34 other people. The fire remains under investigation as authorities attempt to decipher what started 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.”
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