>> 33 people confirmed dead in Friday night's warehouse fire in Oakland, California. And officials expect that number will rise. As they search more of the site of what one called the deadliest blaze in the city's history. Reuters correspondent Rory Carroll.>> Behind me is the building where the tragedy struck.
Oakland firefighters have had a difficult time accessing the building. Because the roof collapsed and a floor collapsed onto the ground floor. Making it extremely hazardous.>> The fire broke out during a weekend dance party at the warehouse. Which officials say was being used as an artist collective. One calling it a labyrinth of artists' studios.
The warehouse was already under investigation over reports that people were living there. Even though the building wasn't permitted as a residential space. In a region struggling with high rents. The cause of the blaze is still unclear.