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Firefighters assess the scene where a fire tore through a warehouse party early Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 in Oakland

Oakland Arts Community Reels From Warehouse Fire: 'This Is a Nightmare'

Members of the city's tight-knit arts community talk about the fire, the warehouse's unsafe conditions, and mourn the victims. "I was holding out hope, until it finally hit me that she’s probably gone,” one person tells Billboard of a friend listed as missing.
A firefighters walks on the roof of a smoldering building after a fire tore through a warehouse party early Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 in Oakland, Calif.

Oakland Warehouse Fire Death Toll Rises to 33

The death toll in a fire that tore through an Oakland, Calif., warehouse during a dance-music party is up to 33, officials confirmed at a Sunday afternoon press conference.
A firefighters walks on the roof of a smoldering building after a fire tore through a warehouse party early Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 in Oakland, Calif.

Oakland Warehouse Fire Death Toll Rises to 33

The death toll in a fire that tore through an Oakland, Calif., warehouse during a dance-music party is up to 33, officials confirmed at a Sunday afternoon press conference.