UPDATE: Death toll climbs to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

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 Officials in Oakland say the death toll from a fire at a warehouse during a dance party has climbed to 36.

Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly announced the latest figure at a news conference. The number increased from 33, as crews continued to comb through the charred building.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation, but she did not provide specifics.

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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