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Death toll grows to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

6 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Sunday, December 04 2016 Dec 4, 2016 December 04, 2016 2:00 PM December 04, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire has grown to 36.

Authorities announced the latest tally early Monday, saying they expect the number to rise.

Eleven victims have been positively identified, but the names have yet to be publicly released.

Work has stopped at the scene for now because one wall is leaning inward, posing a safety hazard for those who have been searching the structure. Officials hope to have an engineering solution later today.

Authorities also believe they've located the section of the building where the fire started, but the cause remains unknown.

The fire erupted during a dance party late Friday night.

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