Charred windows and walls of the artist's collective Ghost Ship. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

More victims of Oakland warehouse fire identified

Two more victims of the fatal warehouse fire in Oakland over the weekend were publicly identified Wednesday by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.

Jason McCarty, 35, and Wolfgang Renner, 61, were both killed in the fire late Friday night during a show at the Ghost Ship warehouse on 31st Avenue near International Boulevard, according to city and county officials.

The release of their names brings the total number of publicly released names to 28. Crews have completed their search of the rubble and found a total of 36 bodies.

Of those, 32 families have been notified, three notifications are in process and one victim still needs scientific identification. While the county has not officially identified eight victims, their names have been circulating on social media as friends and family grieve their loss.

With the search completed, city and county officials expect they will shrink their security perimeter and reopen streets in the area Wednesday.

Nine victims were identified on Tuesday night. They were: 35-year-old Billy Dixon of Oakland, 34-year-old Johnny Igaz of Oakland, 34-year-old Amanda Kershaw of San Francisco, 29-year-old Ara Jo of Oakland, 23-year-old Griffin Madden of Berkeley, 21-year-old Vanessa Plotkin of Lakewood, 32-year-old Hanna Ruax of Finland, 29-year-old Nicole Siegrist of Oakland, and 22-year-old Alex Vega from San Bruno.

Other victims that have been previously identified by the coroner include Oakland residents Cash Askew, Em Bohlka, David Cline, Micah Danemayer, Alex Ghassan, Travis Hough, Donna Kellogg, Edmond Lapine, Benjamin Runnels and Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye.

Chelsea Dolan of San Francisco, Nick Gomez-Hall of Coronado, Michela Gregory of South San Francisco, Sara Hoda of Walnut Creek, Jennifer Morris of Foster City, Feral Pines of Berkeley and Brandon Chase Wittenauer of Hayward have also been officially identified.Bay Area News

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