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in the oakland fire. they scheduled it for 6:00 a.m. tonight we know 33 people are confirmed dead and many more remain missing. >> good evening everyone. >> tonight, we are able to put faces to some of the names of those victims. last check firefighters had only made it through 40% of the charred rubble left behind by the friday night fire. the flames broke out during a musical event. >> reporter: the da's office is saying there are tkafbg forces on the scene for the criminal team and they are conducting an investigation into this friday night fire. giving them a lot more information today about where they are finding bodies and how much more of that building they had to search. >> the last number that we gave
out of the folks was 30. that since moved up to 33. >> the sheriff's department with the grim news that the death toll in the oakland warehouse fire climbed up to 33. 8 of whom have been identified. and the age of the victims is younger than originally thought. >> we have now started to recover and identify the victims who are minors. we do have some children it in the ages of 17 years old. possibly younger. >> recover efforts are continuing around-the-clock. as of cent afternoon crews had searched just 35-40% of the building. >> victims were not clustered in the area. >> with found victims in the warehouse. if you take the -- if you take the warehouse from above and you look at it as a box we broken that box into four pieces and each team is working each section. so we found victims in every section. >> that suggests as the crews make their way through the
building the death toll could climb significantly. in the meantime, county officials are moving closer to launching a criminal investigation into this fire. >> the district attorney has activated the criminal investigation team. representative from the da's office is here on sight, engaged in our recovery efforts to ensure that we are treating it this and have the ability to conduct the level of investigation that would be required. >> officials advised having somebody who is missing or yet to be identified to collect something that has their dna on it like a hairbrush, put it in a safe plastic bag just in case the officials need something in addition to our identifications or a bacca pack to confirm the identity. that is how grim things are here now. tonight we are taking a closer look at 8 of the 33
victims recovered in the warehouse fire who have been positively identified. >> and one victim he is a 17- year-old boy whose name has not been released officially by the city but we have learned he is mcgil, a san francisco student school for the arts and the son of a county deputy sheriff. we have his photo. he was 17 and an 11th grader at the school of the arts. tomorrow, faculty, counselors, members of the wellness family will be there to help class mates as they grieve. >> we have photos tonight of the other victims, cash askew, 22 from oakland. david clines, nick gomez-hall 25 from san diego county.
saraa hoda, 30, travis hough, and donna kellogg and brandon chase wittenauer, 32 from hayward. as we learn more and the names of the victim, a sidewalk memorial is growing near the warehouse. many families, friends, people from all over the neighborhood are gathering to pay their respects. >> spencer blake has been there for some time today. joins us tonight and spencer, what does it feel like as we approach this late hour tonight? >> reporter: you know, there is a lot of noise when the dump trucks carrying debris come down this street but other than that -- between all of the trucks coming in it is kwaoeu oat this corner. as - - i t is quiet. but as this goes on, the list continues to grow. >> reflection, prayer and more is happening on east 12th
street and 31st avenue. the street corner is filled with cameras and flowers and others. >> i -- i just felt like i needed to come to the space and proses it a little bit. >> some people know the victims personally. some heard of them or recognized names. others still are pausing to let the gravity of the weekend sink in. >> we don't know him but -- we just know her that his son is -- son is missing. >> this man spent time in silence at the memorials. he left a poem for the victims and his loved ones. >> has to do with safety and the notion that we should be more prayerful and mournful and practice love. >> personal sticky notes cover other parts of the sidewalk and the fence with messages like great adventure us and are the smartest or finiest or bravest. >> this one says good-bye in german. the investigators said many people attending the party were visiting out of the country.
>> it breaks your heart. especially when you know it did not have to happen. it did not need to happen. >> reporter: between the hugs and the tears are messages of hope that will stick around for the long tragic investigation. >> now, very fittingly you could say these memorials kind of turned into public art form that would be appropriate for many of those victims lost. we are live in oakland, back to you. >> neighbors tell us a man lived if in this warehouse with his wife and 3 children. and in the last 24 hours now, he is one that is associated one of the people associated with this property, the picture, now, cop firmed, everything i worked so hard for
is gone, blessed my children were at a hotel safe and sound. it is as if i opened up from a dream filled with hope. standing in self-worth. now more than 2500 people commented on that one post. now, most of the comments are bashing him for caring about his place and family and not making any mention of those who died in this fire. the oakland mayor and the police officials were asked today to f they had been in contact. >> i can assure you this investigation as far as what is happening, who is involved from victims to witnesses we started that from the moment that everyone got the call. i am sure you have the proper documentation and following up as this investigation moves on. now, he has not returned our messages, as of tonight he has not responded to comments on facebook. >> lots more coming up.
few clouds are moving into the skies tonight. may help to keep the temperatures up just a little bit. the fog moving into san francisco. up dating this image on air right now. seeing it sliding on through into the city. but, patchy out there right now. so, the temperatures, chilly around the area. maybe not as cold as last night. maybe just the cloud cover. the lows, chilly in spots, down to the 30s as you make your way into the napa valley. now, cooler tomorrow, towards the afternoon. breezy, too. high of 54 degrees. now, in san francisco. with that said, we have big changes coming our way. a major cool down as the air settles down around the bay
area. watch out for a hard freeze. especially tuesday night and wednesday. the overnight lows, may get near record territory down towards the 20s and the 30s in and around the bay. >> we will stay tuned to it. you will want to keep it here for continuing coverage of the deadly warehouse fire in oakland. we will have team coverage starting tomorrow morning. >> and also we will be live on air and streaming the next news conference live starting at six clock a.m. as well as bring you the latest on the investigation all of it on kropb kron4. so many people are asking questions how it happened. at this point, we don't know. >> california has some of the toughest fire codes in the country and we have one of the safest states in the nation if not the safety and yet this happened. lots more to investigate on this story for sure. >> if you want to stay in the know, keep us with you and take
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