Ghost Ship trial: Witness recalls late friend’s face the moment flames spread – San Francisco Chronicle

Ghost Ship trial: Witness recalls late friend’s face the moment flames spread San Francisco Chronicle

For a brief moment, Jonathan Axtell thought the strand of smoke seeping into the second floor was from a fog machine. But then he and his friend, Hanna Ruax, locked eyes and seemed to grasp the danger simultaneously, he said. The next several moments were a chaotic blur, but Axtell said he’ll never forget that moment with Ruax just before he fled the Ghost Ship warehouse’s electronic music party on Dec. 2, 2016, in Oakland. “We both knew at that moment there was a fire,” Axtell said Tuesday in Alameda County Superior Court. Only one of them would make it out. Axtell is among the final prose…

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