DA’s Statement: Oakland 31st Avenue Fire
The Alameda County District Attorney's Office wishes to offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends whose loved ones perished in the fire last Friday evening on 31st Avenue in Oakland. Our hearts are broken for our community, for those who lost family and friends, and for those who experienced this horror.
The DA's Office will support survivors and the families who have suffered such great loss. For assistance, please contact our Victim-Witness Assistance Division at (510) 272-6180.
The District Attorney has activated our criminal investigation team and the county's Fire Investigation Task Force, which is led by this office. We are working together with the local law enforcement effort conducting the criminal investigation into this tragedy.
A Deputy District Attorney, the office's property and land use expert, is leading a team of District Attorney Inspectors who have been working on this investigation since early Saturday morning.
The Victim-Witness Assistance Division has also mobilized to provide help to victims and their loved ones.
For those who have information about the fire or knew the victims, please call our hotline on 1-877-288-2882.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
DA O'Malley answers questions from the media at the afternoon briefing.
Posted on Dec 5, 2016