DA: Murder charges possible in deadly Oakland fire

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said at a news conference Monday that a criminal investigation team looking into the fire is headed by a deputy district attorney with expertise in land and property use.

“It’s too early to speculate” on possible charges, O’Malley said, but she said possible charges could range from involuntary manslaughter to murder.

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“We’ll leave no stone unturned,” she said, noting that many community members have already reached out to the district attorney’s office with information about people involved in activities at the “Ghost Ship” and the building itself.

O’Malley said a hotline where people can provide additional information is available at (877) 288-2882, while victims and their families can seek support at (510) 272-6180.