OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – The building known as the Ghost Ship Warehouse has been closed and guarded by private security since it burned in December of 2016, killing 36-people.

Now, Oakland city officials are looking into whether it’s been inhabited by squatters.

Another question – what will become of the property once it’s sold?

It is approaching five-years since a deadly fire tragically took the lives of 36-people attending a music event inside the Ghost Ship Warehouse in Oakland.

With the outcomes of the criminal cases determined and lawsuits settled, attention now turns to the future of the warehouse.

Chris Allen’s sister, Amanda Allen Kershaw is one of the people who died in the Ghost Ship. He talks about what he would like to see become of the property.

“It needs to get torn down, I think is the first step. I think for many of us, we’d like to see that happen as soon as possible,” Allen said.

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