At Least 33 Die in Oakland, CA Warehouse Party Fire

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Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed speaks to members of the media after a deadly fire tore through a warehouse during a late-night electronic music party in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Officials described the scene inside the warehouse, which had been illegally converted into artist studios, as a death trap that made it impossible for many partygoers to escape the Friday night fire. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
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Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed speaks to members of the media after a deadly fire tore through a warehouse during a late-night electronic music party in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Officials described the scene inside the warehouse, which had been illegally converted into artist studios, as a death trap that made it impossible for many partygoers to escape the Friday night fire. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed speaks to members of the media after a deadly fire tore through a warehouse during a late-night electronic music party in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Officials described the scene inside the warehouse, which had been illegally converted into artist studios, as a death trap that made it impossible for many partygoers to escape the Friday night fire. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

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.

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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.

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