American local time 11:30 p.m. Friday, a big fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party. At least nine people were killed by the fire, and according to officials, the death toll may be up to 40.
The Fireman spent 5 hours to control the fire. It is not clear what started the fire and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. The warehouse didnít have the fire extinguishing system and the fire hydrant.
Oakland fire chief Teresa Deloche-Reed said at least another 25 people were unaccounted for in what authorities were calling the most deadly building fire in the city in recent memory. The victims were believed to be young people people in their 20s.
ďI donít have high hopes. Weíve just spent the night calling hospitals and listening to police scanners.