OAKLAND, California. – The Latest developments in the Dec. 2 Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 (all times are local):
Researchers say that they can’t yet pinpoint a specific cause in the fire that killed 36 revelers in an Oakland warehouse.
They focused in their research on electrical devices plugged into the back of the building where the fire started.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said Tuesday it has finished collecting evidence. The Oakland Fire department sets a final report for transmission to the plaintiffs.
The prosecutors have warned murder charges are possible if they are to determine whether crimes are linked to the blaze.
The deadly building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade erupted during a dance party Dec. 2. The warehouse was converted to art studios and illegal living spaces. Former residents said that it was a death trap of stacked wood, furniture, and electrical cords with only two outputs.
Building department inspectors had not gone in the warehouse since at least 1986.