At least 33 dead in Oakland warehouse fire


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Officials say an investigation had been in place for weeks into a warehouse that burned Friday night in Oakland, California, during an electronic music party, killing at least 30 people. Investigators were looking into whether people were living there illegally.

Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly says there are more bodies trapped in the debris.

Kelly says the recovered bodies have been taken to the coroner’s office to be identified.

He says excavators, a crane and dumpster trucks are being brought in to help in the recovery and the building is being flooded with light to allow crews to work through the night.

Kelly says crews will have to move very slowly as they pull out debris and look for more victims.

He says many remain missing.

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