Excerpt from USA Today
Written by Jessica Guynn and John Bacon
OAKLAND — The death toll rose to 33 Sunday and could still climb after a massive weekend fire roared through this city's "Ghost Ship," a warehouse-turned-artist collective and popular party space.
Mayor Libby Schaaf said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley had activated a criminal investigation team and that investigators were on the scene of the fire.
Schaaf said officials had delivered “the unacceptable and horrific news of losing a loved one” to seven families, and that the city would be releasing the names of the deceased “promptly.”