OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The coroner released the names of nine more people who died in the massive warehouse fire in Oakland.
On Tuesday night, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau released the names of nine more positively identified victims who died in the fire that began at about 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 during a party at 31st Avenue and International Boulevard.
Those nine names are:
Billy Dixon, 35, Oakland
Johnny Igaz, 34, Oakland
Ara Jo, 29, Oakland
Amanda Kershaw, 34, San Francisco
Griffin Madden, 23, Berkeley
Vanessa Plotkin, 21, Oakland
Hanna Ruax, 32, Helsinki, Finland
Nicole Siegrist, 29, Oakland
Alex Vega, 22, San Bruno
The Coroner’s Bureau previously identified these victims who died in the fire:
Cash Askew, 22, Oakland
Em Bohlka, 33, Oakland
David Cline, 24, Oakland
Micah Danemayer, 28, Oakland
Chelsea Dolan, 33, San Francisco
Alex Ghassan, 35, Oakland
Nick Gomez-Hall, 25, Coronado
Michela Gregory, 20, South San Francisco
Sara Hoda, 30, Walnut Creek
Travis Hough, 35, Oakland
Donna Kellogg, 32, Oakland
Edmond Lapine, 34, Oakland
Jennifer Morris, 21, Foster City
Feral Pine, 29, Berkeley
Benjamin Runnels, 32, Oakland
Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye, 31, Oakland
Brandon Chase Wittenauer, 32, Hayward
A 17-year-old minor also died in the fire and has been positively identified by the coroner.
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On Tuesday afternoon, the City of Oakland declared an local emergency to allow federal and state funds to be directed to the city following the warehouse fire that claimed the lives of 36 people.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but the City of Oakland said the only permitted use for the warehouse is as a commercial space, not for residential nor for public assembly use.
About three weeks before the deadly fire, the city had received complaints that there was an illegal interior building structure at the warehouse and that the building had been remodeled for residential use.
By Hannah Albarazi – Follow her on Twitter: @hannahalbarazi.