According to preliminary data, the fire was caused by arson.
Local authorities in Oakland (California, USA) confirmed the deaths of 24 people during a concert of electronic music in the art Studio, converted from a warehouse.
“Rescuers recovered the bodies of 24 from a warehouse in Oakland (CA), where on the night of Friday there was a fire during the party”, – said the representatives of the local authorities.
Search teams were able to get only up to 20 percent of the building, so the number of victims could be much higher, according to officials.
According to preliminary data, the fire was caused by arson. The main version is an electric circuit. However, it is specified that the investigation continues and the cause of the fire has not been finally determined.
Investigators are studying the history of fire inspections of the building, as well as trying to determine the owner about how it was used recently.
As reported, in the night of Saturday in a warehouse converted into an art Studio during a concert of electronic music there was a fire. First reported nine victims.
According to the fire Department of the city, the art center, there were no systems fire alarm and automatic fire. In addition, in a converted space inhabited by people, although the city authorities did not give permission to use the building for housing.
According to the local fire Department, in the time of the incident in the room could be 50 to 100 people.
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