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First Lawsuit Filed in Deadly 'Ghost Ship' Warehouse Blaze


Nearly two months after a warehouse fire claimed 33 lives during an electronic music event in Oakland, the first lawsuit has been filed by the parents of one of its victims.

This article originally appeared on NBC News

SAN FRANCISCO — The parents of a 20-year-old college student who died in the arms of her boyfriend in Oakland's deadly warehouse fire filed the first lawsuit Friday in the disaster, blaming the building's owner, chief tenant and others.

The lawsuit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, evoked the last moments of San Francisco State University student Michela Gregory, saying she was trapped on the second floor of the 10,000-square-foot building that was a jumble of makeshift stairs and room dividers with no clear exit paths.

The building plunged into darkness when the fire started, the lawsuit said...

... Read the full news report by The Associated Press at nbcnews.com/news/us-news/first-lawsuit-...

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