BREAKING: Huge Fire At Warehouse Party In Oakland Leaves 9 Dead, 13 Missing [VIDEO]
Fire officials dealing with a major blaze at a concert venue in Oakland, California have confirmed to local media there have been nine deaths, with 13 people still unaccounted for.
At least a dozen people were reported missing shortly after a massive fire broke out in a building hosting a warehouse party, prompting fears they became trapped inside during the inferno.
The blaze broke out on 31st Ave in Oakland during a party advertised as a ‘Rave Cave’ as part of musician Golden Donna’s ‘100% Silk’ West Coast tour.
Fire Chief Teresa Deloach-Reed is cited by the East Bay Times as confirming nine deaths in the incident.
Dozens of people posted on the event’s Facebook page to say that they had safely escaped the fire, while others are enquiring about friends and relatives yet unaccounted for.
One, Eveline Darroch, wrote: “I am here with the fire inspector going through the list of missing names of missing/safe. At this point there are several threads. I am requesting that you only post in this thread their name and missing or safe next to it. Thank you.”
It’s not yet known how the fire started and it’s believed that an artists’ collective that lies adjacent to the warehouse was also engulfed in flames.