team is any indication, the cross-examination of her is going to be tough. >> stephanie, thank you very much. >>> a major update for you on last december’s ghostship warehouse fire in oakland, california. we covered this extensively. new awe rests have been made in that case. here’s miguel almaguer. >> reporter: the deadliest fire in oakland’s history. 36 lives lost inside this artist warehouse. now, the master tenet and the
director max harris, face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. >> the defendants knowingly created a fire trap, with inadequate means of escape. >> reporter: the d.a. says they lied to city officials about dozens living there illegally. she says the building was packed with highly flammable materials and unpermitted electrical work. >> it’s not a good morning. what am i doing here? can i just say i’m sorry? >> reporter: after the fire, almena spoke out on "today." >> i’m here to say one thing,
that i’m incredibly sorry. and everything i did was to make this a stronger more beautiful community. and to bring people together. >> reporter: he also told us exclusively, firefighters and police new artists lived there. did they say you were breaking code? >> never. never. >> reporter: never said fix this, address that? >> no, never. >> reporter: harris blamed the building’s owner.
>> they knew that was going to happen. and part of the issue we’ve beenasking with them is that a lot of the stuff was failing. >> reporter: almena admitted he had done electrical work on the warehouse. his attorney says he’s a scapegoat. >> are you worried you may be blamed? >> worried. >> reporter: this morning, both men are now behind bars.