U.S. Agency Completes Work at Site of Oakland Warehouse Blaze

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -
This Dec. 3, 2016 image from video provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire that started late Friday swept through the Oakland, Calif., building. Dozens of people are confirmed dead with the toll expected to rise. (KGO-TV via AP)
This Dec. 3 image provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire swept through the Oakland, Calif., building. (KGO-TV via AP)

Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have completed their work at the scene of a fatal warehouse fire that broke out during a party, killing 36 people.

ATF spokeswoman Alexandria Corneiro said Sunday the agency’s team has left the site but that the scene in Oakland is still being secured. The deadliest building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade ripped through the warehouse during a party on the night of Dec. 2.

Corneiro says in a statement that ATF special agent Jill Snyder, who leads the bureau’s San Francisco field division, and representatives from partner agencies will hold a news conference on Tuesday to talk about the investigation.

Snyder said Friday investigators had ruled out a refrigerator as the source of the fire, but they were still looking at electrical systems as potential causes.