Ghost Ship Fire Landlord Arrested for Fatal Blaze

6/5/2017 12:59 PM PDT

Oakland Ghost Ship Landlord Arrested for Deadly Fire

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Derick Almena, the landlord at the Oakland warehouse that went up in flames, killing 36 people, has been arrested for the fire.

Alameda County prosecutors announced Almena's arrest -- along with Max Harris, who was reportedly a tenant at the art commune known as the Ghost Ship.

Both men are being charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. The District Attorney says they "knowingly created a fire trap." His bond is set at $1,080,000.

The warehouse burned down in December during an EDM concert. Based on photos and videos, the building was packed with tons of old art pieces, furniture and wooden cargo pallets -- all of which fueled the flames.

Almena had angrily claimed the building was "up to code" during an interview on NBC's 'Today.'