The incident happened in Oakland when the warehouse fire, that claimed three dozens of lives in the United States. Some people at that time were able to text their loved one’s goodbye and I love You before the incident took place according to the officials, as heart-rending reports of the victims last moment emerged from the most dangerous building fire in the U.S in more than a decade.
On Monday, when the painful and exhaustive search for those who were killed in the fire came into view. Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern told The Association Press that he don’t believe that there would be new bodies found.
But he also cautioned it was completely impossible to be surely positive about the number of deaths until the entire recovery efforts are complete. Authorities had gone through the three-quarters of the building by Monday afternoon, during their investigation. He said ” we owe to the community and those who perished in this fire, and all those who survived the fire.
Officials have also mentioned that they would angle next investigating the fire, which erupted the late Friday dance party. It’s unclear how it all started. But according to the reports, some of the victims texted their relatives that, I am going to die and I love You. The rescue team found bodies of the people protecting each other and holding each other’s hand, Kelly said.
Monday night, hundreds of people holding candles and flowers honored those who have died in the fire at a vigil at Oakland’s Lake Merritt.
Almena and his partner told, “We’re sorry to the families and all the friends who have lost their loved ones,” he said. Also, Allison by his side holding his hand said, “I gladly would give my entire life of fortune, of the wealth to experience again and again and again, and I say this to you and I say this to the camera and to whoever is watching me that I surrender everything.”
Authorities have identified 22 of the victims and notified their families, city officials said. Additional 11 victims have been temporarily identified and rest three need scientific identification, they have mentioned.Most of the victim’s names, including the name of a 17-year-old, were not released.
Investigators said they believe they have located the section of the building where the fire started, but the cause remains unknown.