Death toll not expected to rise in California warehouse fire

Reuters News
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Posted: Dec 06, 2016 9:47 AM

(Reuters) - Police and fire officials in Oakland, California, said they do not expect the death toll to rise above 36 people but could not rule it out on Tuesday as they continued picking through debris from a blaze that engulfed a converted warehouse during a dance party.

Emergency workers have searched and cleared about 85 percent of the warehouse, officials said during a televised news conference.

(Reporting by Gina Cherelus and David Ingram Editing by W Simon)