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Witness recalls escape from Oakland warehouse during fire

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Defense attorney Tony Serra, representing Derick Almena, leaves a courtroom during a break in the preliminary hearing for the two men charged in the blaze at the Ghost Ship warehouse Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Prosecutors say the men knowingly created a firetrap and deceived the building's owner, police and fire officials about people living there. The two have pleaded not guilty and say they are being scapegoated.(AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Marin was convinced his life was over as smoke engulfed a California warehouse in what was the country’s deadliest building fire in more than a decade.