PHOTOS: Victims of Ghost Ship Fire Remembered One Year Later

Visitors to the Ghost Ship memorial contribute to the public art display. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)

The 36 victims of last year’s Ghost Ship fire in Oakland were memorialized with song, dance and prayer on Saturday afternoon, the anniversary of the tragedy.

Dozens of friends, family and community members gathered in front of the burned-out warehouse in the city’s Fruitvale neighborhood where the fire took place.

Musicians from Oakland’s Patten Academy of Christian Education performed throughout Saturday’s memorial. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)
Oakland artist Gonzalo Hidalgo describes the altar he created for fire victims.
Oakland artist Gonzalo Hidalgo describes the altar he created for fire victims. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)
Friends of the victims of the Ghost Ship fire pay tribute at a memorial marking the one year anniversary of the fire.
Friends of the victims of the Ghost Ship fire pay tribute at a memorial marking the one year anniversary of the fire. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)
Visitors of the memorial were invited to write how the victims of the fire should be honored. Similar cards are currently on display at the Oakland Museum of California. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)
Family and friends of the Ghost Ship fire victims laid flowers and art beneath this memorial. (Guy Marzorati/KQED)
PHOTOS: Victims of Ghost Ship Fire Remembered One Year Later 2 December,2017Guy Marzorati

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Guy Marzorati

Guy Marzorati is a reporter and producer for KQED News, the California Report and KQED’s California Politics and Government Desk. Guy joined KQED in 2013. He grew up in New York and graduated from Santa Clara University. Email: GMarzorati@KQED.org

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