Tragedy struck a warehouse party late last night Oakland, CA, leaving nine attendees dead and a reported 25 individuals missing. The fire, which started around 11:30 p.m. and raged out-of-control past 4:00 a.m., is already being called the deadliest single-structure fire in Oakland’s history.

The show was put on by LA-based label 100% Silk’s West Coast tour, showcasing the talents of Golden Donna, Nackt, and Cherushii amongst several others. The show was hosted at a combination live-work residence, which houses about 50 people to function as an artist collective.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though arsen has not yet been ruled out. A statement by Fire Chief Teresa Deloach-Reed reads, “We still have to do a more thorough search of the building and we don’t know the potential number of other victims.”


H/T Consequence of SoundEast Bay Times