Officials in Oakland, California say the 33 people confirmed dead in a fire at a warehouse range in age from teenagers to 30-plus years old.
A former tenant of the warehouse that was gutted by fire in Oakland, California, describes it as a “death trap” with illegal electrical cords and music equipment. But Shelley Mack says she didn’t know the dwelling was illegal when she lived there about two years ago.
The fire ripped through a converted warehouse known as the “Ghost Ship” about 11:30 p.m. Friday during an electronic dance music party. Officials believe 50 to 100 people may have attended the event.
A criminal investigation team is on the scene of the warehouse fire that killed at least 33, Oakland mayor says. https://t.co/7t2eEznVaR pic.twitter.com/YljQzVq1XL
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 5, 2016
Teens and music makers are among the Oakland warehouse fire victims https://t.co/YbMrWkw2hQ
— TIME (@TIME) December 5, 2016
Officials begin identifying victims of deadly Oakland warehouse fire https://t.co/cFcUV1lJZZ pic.twitter.com/7xTe0S0dKs
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 5, 2016