Death Toll in Oakland Warehouse Fire Climbs as Search Continues

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Firefighters and police at the scene of an overnight fire that claimed the lives of at least 33 people at a warehouse in the Fruitvale neighborhood on December 3, 2016 in Oakland, California. The warehouse was hosting an electronic music party.  (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

A blaze tore through a two-story converted warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood on Friday night, claiming the lives of at least 36 people attending a late night party there. The warehouse, known as the "Ghost Ship," was home to a community of artists and had been under investigation for a range of permit and safety violations. We'll bring you the latest updates on the tragedy and discuss its impact on the Bay Area art scene.

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Guests:

Sandhya Dirks, reporter, KQED

Thomas Peele, investigative reporter, Bay Area News Group; author, "Killing the Messenger: A Story of Radical Faith, Racism's Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist"

Libby Schaaf, mayor, Oakland

Nihar Bhatt, dj, San Francisco Surface Tension Collective; witnessed the fire and lost friends in the blaze

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