Investigators Conclude Recovery Efforts at Oakland Warehouse, Death Toll Stands at 36

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OAKLAND (AP) — Recovery efforts at an Oakland warehouse fire have ended and the death toll stands at 36.

The fire broke out at the warehouse during a dance party Friday night.

The news comes a day after Oakland officials declared a local state of emergency due. The Oakland City Council is slated to ratify the state of emergency on Thursday. This will begin the process for state and federal aid.

Officials say a refrigerator was a potential source of the fire, but it was too soon to say for sure.

This was the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade.