Official Says Fridge Not Cause of Warehouse Fire

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OAKLAND (AP) — Federal investigators say a refrigerator was not the cause of a warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives special agent Jill Snyder said Friday investigators had ruled out the fridge, but were still looking at electrical systems as potential causes.

The deadliest building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade ripped through the warehouse during a dance party on the night of Dec. 2.

Former residents said the warehouse was a death trap with few exits, piles of driftwood and a labyrinth of electrical cords.