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joining us. i'm vicky nguyen .. a scene of utter devastation and tra i good morning and thank you for joining us for a special edition of "today in the bay" sunday. your time now 7:00. i'm vicky nguyen. we're talking about a scene of utter devastation and tragedy in oakland this morning. the city in shock after a party at a warehouse turns deadly with potentially dozens of people killed. within the past 20 minutes we have confirmed 10 people have died in the fire. that's up from 9, and investigators say that number will likely rise. it's an active situation at this hour. pete serratos is live from the scene this morning. we're hearing officials there are planning a press conference in just about one hour from now. what are you hearing? >> reporter: hi, guys. yeah, good morning, guys. the news conference will take place at about 8:00 a.m.
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we can report that's according to the almeiameda county sherif office, the body count is at ten and it could rise. inside of that warehouse what we're learning, we know it's a 24-hour artist collective. they're saying there's art studios inside of that warehouse. we know friday it was the site of the party. i want to show you some new video we got from an instagram user. this is was from just about an hour before hand. a lot of people are referring to this as the ghost ship. . i want to point out this building was not permitted to hold people, just permitted to be a warehouse. that's one of the many things that are still under investigation. you can see in this clip of the clutter inside of the room where that party took place. it is very cluttered because they're saying this was this labyrinth of art studios. fire officials also pointed out that the stairwell inside to get from the first floor to the second floor was a makeshift one, essentially made up of panels. i want to show you some video of
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the candlelight vigils. we've seen an outpouring of concern from those in the city of oakland wondering who is still inside the structure. many are wondering if their friends or loved ones are inside of this. we're going to see a lot of heavy equipment and bull dozers to try to clear out debris so officials can continue to try to search for these folks. there's no reason to believe this is the work of an arson. that press conference is set for 8:00 a.m. we'll have more details at this time. we're live in oakland, pete serratos for "today in the bay." >> we'll check back in with you throughout the morning. a live look now from overhead. that's our chopper above the warehouse right now. you can see the building just completely gutted by that inferno. we understand the roof collapsed onto the second floor and then parts of the second floor then fell into the first floor. as pete mentioned, we are expecting an update on this devastating fire and the missing victims and that's coming up at less than an hour from now.
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it's been an extremely difficult morning for the family of the missing. many still do not know if nar loved ones are alive. among the missing is peter wadsworth. he lived on the first floor of the ghost ship warehouse. also not found, jennifer. her friends say she was doing nail art inside the warehouse at the rave when that fire broke out. and alexander vega and his girlfriend, michaela, their families say they were inside the ghost ship and they have not been heard from since friday night. >> if my brother is there, i want to find him. i need closure. >> a family assistance center has been set up at the alameda county building. it's located 2425 east 12th street. we put the number on your scene, a hotline for families looking for more information, 510-382.
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300. work is underway to retrieve more bodies. one oakland city leader says no permits and poor safety measures at this building have become a common theme throughout the city. here is "today in the bay's" mark matthews. >> we know there are bodies that are in there that we can't get to. >> reporter: ray kelly told reporters that bodies have been taken from the building were the easiest to get to but more are buried under the collapsed roof and second floor. >> there are bodies trapped in there. >> reporter: kelly said the work will go slowly for fear of further collapse. besides recovering the victims, they also want to preserve as much of the building as possible for fire investigators. the cause of friday night's fair is still unknown. show shots of the building taken before the fire show a jumble of makeshift construction including a staircase that one witness said was made from found objects. >> it was a little scary.
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the steps, the lighting. the steps getting up to the second floor. >> reporter: the warehouse is in this city councilman's district. he said fires like this are far more common than they should be. >> down this street another building burned. up the street, another one burned in a similar way with no permitting no, process. >> reporter: he says there was no occupancy permit for people to live in the warehouse and the city has been investigating. fire owe officials say they no signs of a sprinkler system. the councilman says because of this fire, the fire chief and fire marshals have agreed to step up enforcement. >> we have to get aour act together in oakland. time is 7:05. the headliner at friday night's dance party a popular electronic artist from wisconsin with the stage name golden donna. his real name is joel shanahan. hours after the fire a post revealed he managed to escape the building and, quote, he is heart broken and has several
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friends among the missing. the facebook page for the musician's tour ended up becoming an online rallying point of sorts for people looking for information for anyone who might have been at that show. some even started an online document with information about potential victims. now, our continuing coverage of this deadly fire in oakland continues online. we are updating all of our digital platforms with the latest information. you can check our twitter feed or you can also sign up for breaking news alerts. that's all on nbc bay area.com. stay with us. much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, the investigative unit looks into the building's safety and the investigation by inspectors into conditions inside that warehouse. we continue our coverage of a
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st your time now 7:08, and we continue our coverage of the devastating fire at a dance party inside an oakland warehouse on friday night. here is what we know right now. overnight we have learned at
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least ten people were killed in that fire, up from nine as investigators have previously been reporting. dozens of people are still missing, and officials say the death toll will rise. we're showing you live chopper pictures right now above the scene to your right there. you can see the warehouse just absolutely gutted by that infer inferno. we're also waiting for a press conference from the alameda county sheriff's office scheduled for 8:00 this morning and our pete serratos is live on scene to bring us the very latest details throughout this newscast. there are many questions this morning about the safety of that warehouse. the oakland building and permits department said it was currently investigating complaints about the warehouse, including blight around the building and reports of unpermitted construction inside. our investigative unit has been looking into these safety concerns, and we're joined with what they found. >> we discovered the venue was already under investigation by the city of oakland over potential structural problems.
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our investigative unit discovered the warehouse has actually been accused of a long list of violations over the years. and now after this latest fire, the city has launched yet another investigation into the warehouse that accuses the facility of having a makeshift one-way stairwell bult oilt out wooden pallets. relatives of the building's owner deny it. but firefighters blame the stairwell for trapping some of the victims inside that warehouse. an earlier investigation was launched into that very same property also citing complaints about some illegal construction inside. now, our investigateive unit go ahold of a recent video showing a party in june. it shows cramped quarters with tons of wooden furniture. some even lived inside but
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officials tell us the warehouse wasn't permitted for housing or any types of parties. >> stale still to come, breaking news coverage of the deadly warehouse fire in oakland as we wait for new information to be released during a press conference that is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. coming up in less than an hour. coming up next, the tributes that are already taking place for the victims of this fire and their families. you're watching "today in the bay."
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we have continuing breaking news coverage of the devasti your time now 7:13, and we have continuing breaking news coverage of the devastating oakland warehouse fire. we want to show you more live pictures from our helicopter over the scene this morning. a lot of equipment, a lot of personnel on the scene. they have been working throughout the night in this
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very delicate and dangerous operation of recovering the bodies from the rubble. as you know, that structure suffered tremendous damage after the inferno, and so firefighters and the rescue/recovery crews need to make sure it is safe and shored up before they enter and go through the meticulous work. going through that rubble to find out who is still inside. we know dozens of people are unaccounted for. at least ten people confirmed dead this morning. some of the people though who were originally missing have been located. we are now waiting for a press conference from alameda county sheriff's office scheduled for 8:00 a.m. the fire started friday night during a party at the warehouse. according to the online reservations, at least 190 people rsvp'd saying they would be in attendance. fire officials believe at least 100 people were actually inside the warehouse when this fire broke out. right now the city of oakland
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says it is focused on helping the victims but that it will shift its focus to investigating what happened in the coming days. a vigil for the victims and the missing is being held at the chapel of the chimes in oakland at 8:30 this morning. it's video from a gathering last night. family and friends comforting each other in a time of deep sadness. many of the grieving were from the arts community in oakland. they tell us they have been watching facebook and other social media, seeing condolences on their friends' pages. they're waiting for word and that's an agonizing wait. we spoke with a woman who has four friends who are still missing and a man who learned his friend, who was a talented artist, is also missing. >> they were amazing. you know, they were amazing, and i'm sorry for everyone's loss, the people i didn't know. it's just -- i can't even -- it's mind blowing. it's heartbreaking. >> it's tragedy. i mean, a lot of young people
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just, you know, going out to have a good time and wrong place at the wrong time, you know. >> many people who showed up to pay their respects and pray told us they didn't know any of the missing, but they were touched by this tragedy and they are holding out hope. a family assistance center has been set up at the alameda county building. that's located at 2425 east 12th street. it's open right now. families who are looking for more information can call the number that you see there on the screen. it's 510-382-3000. and people from all over the world are offering their support. if you would like to donate, we have a full list of where you can help. that's on nbcbayarea.com, links to various charity websites and other city services, so go ahead and go to nbcbayarea.com to learn more, but we understand at least one crowd funding site was hoping to raise about $10,000 to help the families of these victims. that number is up to over
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$100,000 this morning. and our coverage of this deadly fire in oakland continues online. we are updating all of our digital platforms with the very latest information as it comes into our newsroom. you can stay connected on our twitter feed @nbcbayarea or sign up for breaking news alerts @ a nbcbayarea.com. vianey joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. we have no major weather so today should be a good day. sunny overall. cooler temperatures which should help with the investigation. not a lot of weather to get in the way of that. now, here is a live look right now over the sunrise over walnut creek. look at those temperatures, 34 degrees, and we are looking ahead to a lot more 30s and 20s in our future forecast thanks to a cold front that should be making its way in. we're expecting to drop into the overnight hours, but right now over the south bay we're looking at scattered clouds.
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out near the peninsula, 56 degrees right now. mostly clear skies should continue through the tri-valley. also seeing 30s and san francisco at 48 degrees right now. that high pressure that's bringing all of this sunshine is expected to start making its exit. behind it is going to be a dry cold front that will continue to drop these temperatures. definitely chillier as you head into the start of your workweek. along the coast, current temperatures right now remain in the 40s. 46 degrees for san francisco, but out near santa rosa we're looking at 35 degrees. bringing it down to san jose at about 43 degrees and near santa cruz also in those 30s. today's highs will be very similar to what you saw yesterday, upper 50s along the coast and up near napa and the north bay area we'll remain into the mid-60s as well. oakland at 62 degrees. palo alto, 61. and near los gatos, 62 degrees for a nice, breezy, and cool sunday. winds right now not really a major factor.
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we weren't expecting these winds to pick up by much. it should remain fairly calm into the later part of the day as well as the evening hours. showing you a look ahead at your future cast, right now the models are showing the pocket f possibility of a few scattered showers. tuesday night a few scattered showers later into the portion of the day on tuesday night, but jumping forward to thursday, right now the models are still conflicting and showing a good chance for some widespread rainfall. that's going to be centered mainly to the north. should be spreading south to the region as early as friday morning with a good amount of rainfall right now. it's still conflicting in terms of how much rain and rain tot s totals, but we're going to keep an eye on that as we inch closer to the later part of the week. it looks like it will bring a good amount of rainfall from the north bay bringing it down to the south bay and even noear th north bay. it can kick up concerns for the
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winds as we head into thursday night and early friday morning, but right now the biggest threat is going to be those cooler temperatures. if you haven't found a way to take yourself out to san jose christmas in the park, it runs from 9:00 a.m. to midnight and i have driven past it a couple times and it looks like it's a lot of fun. nice, pleasant, and clear conditions. we should be topping out at 63 degrees. so around 9:00 a.m. you're looking at about 48 degrees. as you head into the midday, if you're thinking about going around lunchtime, it should be climbing into the 50s and the later portion of the evening at around 7:00 and 8 clock, maybe upper 50s. if you're going to be out to midnight, you want to bundle up because it will start dropping into the lower 40s and you're definitely going to feel that christmas chill. let's plan out your sunday forecast. 54 at noon. inlead climbing into 60s by 3:00 to 7:00. we're going to continue to drop
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down into the 50s and the next seven days we do have some changes coming along the way as the cold front makes its way in monday night. by tuesday and wednesday we could be seeing the pockssibili of a frosty chart and chilly temperatures, probably 20s in the forecast. 56 degrees, should be climbing into tuesday as we head into wednesday. also staying in the 50s. by thursday and friday is when that possibility of that storm system does make its way in which could bring some good rainfall throughout the majority of the region and could also kick up some wind concerns. by saturday partly cloudy skies should be making way for a nice weekend ahead, and as we head inland, also looking at breezy to cool conditions for your sunday forecast. by monday we begin to see a chill mass that's going to cool us down into the 50s, dropping those overnight lows into the 30s, not just for the coast or the peninsula, but also in the valleys and, of course, inland as well with, of course, thursday and friday in the
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picture still showing some rain but we're still pretty far out. overall today we should be enjoying mostly clear skies and some nice cooler temperatures. i will send things back to you. >> vianey, thank you. much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, we spoke with the family of the owner of the oakland warehouse. what they had to say about the fatal fire. plus we uncover complaints about other properties linked to that owner. also the search for the artists who were performing at the concert in the warehouse when the flames broke out. stay with us.
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we continue our coverage of a devistating fire at a dance ar your time now 7:24. a live picture from our chopper above the scene of that devastating fire at a dance party inside an oakland warehouse that happened on friday night. let's bring you up to speed with what we know right now. at least ten people are confirmed dead. dozens of people are still missing. they have not been heard from by
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their families, and authorities believe that the number of the dead will rise. we are expecting an update from the alameda county sheriff's office at about 8:00 this morning and our pete serratos is live on scene. we'll be checking in with him throughout this newscast, which continues through the 9:00 hour. now, we are also learning more about the family that owns the building. the investigative unit has learned the ng family has several properties throughout the bay area. we spoke with the daughter and son-in-law of chor ng, the property owner. in a statement on her behalf, the daughter said, i'm sorry, but we do not have any comment. we are also trying to figure out what's going on, like everyone else. we're so sorry to hear about the tragedy. our condolences go out to the family and friends of those injured and those who loths their lives. in addition to the warehouse ng is linked to 17 properties in the bay area either individually or through a trust. according to property records, one of those prorperties is an
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apartment building on lombard street in san francisco. records show last year inspectors found two violations of that property, both involved cracked walls and loose ceilings and they were later corrected. the city of oakland though has received four complaints on another prouperty owned by ng. three of the complaints involved graffiti, the other had to do with sewer waste leaking from the property. none of the buildings received as many complaints as the warehouse in oakland. that's on the 1300 block. nearly ten complaints over the past ten years. the most recent involving potential -- a makeshift stairwell, blight, and up permitted construction. now in the meantime, we are learning new details about the moments before the fire broke out. a person believed to be at the party friday night posted this video on instagram just about half an hour before the inferno
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started. this video appears to show what it looked like inside the warehouse. as you can see there, a lot of people, very crowded, very difficult to get around. the person who shot that video is believed to still be among the missing. kate larson from our sister station in l.a. spoke with the co-owner of 100% silk, a los angeles record label that represented the headliner at the party on friday night. here is kate larson. >> reporter: just before fire in oakland filled this warehouse with smoke and flames, a musician stepped outside for a cigarette and explained to his friend by phone today what happened. >> he just said instantly like before his cigarette was done people started yelling fire and the very first thing was the corridor was so smoky. >> reporter: britt brown coens 100 silk,. joel shanahan told brown how
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smoke quickly blocked the entrance and exit. >> it was just kind of immediately the one place you needed to get through was like already so much smoke, it was hard to breathe, and sto that's what it so extra frantic. >> reporter: in this video posted on instagram about an hour before the fire started, you can hear deejays playing their music in the dark multistory space which would later light up with flames trapping dozens of people inside. brown and another l.a.-based artist, brian foote, say two more 100% silk artists scheduled to perform are still missing. >> there's a good chance i know a bunch of people who were there. it's the worse news. it's unbelievable. it's a nice mare. >> it feels awful. so helpless and confusing and just so sudden. >> and that was kate larson reporting. still ahead on "today in the bay," we have continuing breaking news coverage of the devastating oakland warehouse fire, and we are now just about 30 minutes away from the start of a press conference from
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i time now is 7:31. good morning and thank you for joining me. i'm vicky nguyen. a scene of devastation and tragedy in oakland. the city is in shock after a party at a warehouse turns deadly with potentially dozens of people killed. investigators confirmed within the past hour that at least ten people have died in the fire. that is up from nine deaths investigators were reporting last night. this is an active situation at this hour. a press conference giving the latest details is expected to happen in about 30 minutes from now. let's go live to pete serratos who is standing by at the scene this morning. pete, can you tell us what's happening where you are and what's the latest on this recovery effort. >> reporter: yeah, good morning
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to you, vicky. we're going to get that news conference in roughly a half hour from now. you see this podium is set up. we were able to gather some information before hand and we can confirm that body count is up to ten people inside of that warehouse. we're expecting to hear there will be a couple more dozen names in the next half hour during this news conference. we can possibly even get some names. we do know this was a warehouse. it's being described as a 24-hour artist collective. a labyrinth of art. studios we're talking about. the oakland community is coming together. we see vigils across the city. want to show you some video. this is from the chapel of the chimes just last night. you saw people quietly coming in to reflect on this tragedy, pay their respects to the lives that were lost and the lives we're probably going to get more information on later this morning. many in the oakland community are waiting to get word from authorities on who they are able to find. we spoke with a woman who was at
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the vigil who has four friends unaccount unaccounted for and a man who learned his friend, a talented artist, is also missing. >> they were maeramazing, you k. they were amazing, and i'm sorry for everyone's loss, the people i didn't know. it's just -- it's just -- i can't even -- it's mind blowing. >> it's tragedy. a lot of young people just, you know, going out to have a good time and wrong place at the wrong time, you know. >> reporter: another vigil is set for 8:30 a.m. at the chapel of the chimes, the same place they held this vigil we just showed you. at the top of this report, the total has been pushed up to ten. . in a half hour we'll have this news conference and they're going to tell us if there are more names. we'll bring them to you as they come in. we're live in oakland, pete serratos for "today in the bay." >> let's take a live look from overhead. that's our chopper flying over
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the scene this morning all morning. dozens of officials out there, investigators as well as recovery teams, working to search through that rubble for the victims of that fire. now, firefighters are saying that the roof collapsed onto the second story of the warehouse which partially then fell onto the first floor. we're waiting for an update from officials scheduled at 8:00 a.m. to learn more details and as pete mentioned, possibly more names of the bodies that have been recovered as well as those who may still be missing. we have spoken to several friends and families wh say they don't know if their loved ones are alive. among the missing, peter wadsworth. his best friend said he lived on the first floor of that warehouse. she says she hasn't heard from him since the fire. also unaccounted for, jennifer. her friends say she was doing nail art inside the warehouse at that party when the fire broke
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out. and you're looking at alexander vega and his girlfriend, michaela. her family says they went inside the warehouse for that party and they have not been heard from since. >> if my brother is there, i want to find him. i need closure. >> a family assistance center has been set up at the alameda county building. that's located at 2425 east 12th street. families looking for more information can call the number on the screen there. it's 510-382-3000. sheriff's deputies have said that they expect the number of dead to rise potentially into the dozens. work under way as you saw this morning to recover more bodies that are buried in the rubble. meanwhile, one oakland city leader says the lack of a permit and safety measures at this building have become a theme throughout the city. "today in the bay's" mark matthews has this report. >> we know there are bodies that are in there that we can't get to. >> reporter: sheriff sergeant
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ray kelly told reporters that body that have been taken from the building were the easiest to get to but more are buried under the collapsed roof and second floor. >> there's bodies that are trapped in there that we need to cut from the wreckage. >> reporter: he said the work will go slowly for fear ever further collapse. besides recovering the victims, they want to preserve as much of the building as possible for fire investigators. the cause of friday night's fire is still unknown, though shots of the building taken before the fire show a jumble of makeshift construction, including a staircase that one witness said was made from found object approximates. >> it was a little scary. the steps, the lighting, the steps getting up to the second floor. >> reporter: the warehouse is in city councilman's district. >> down this street another building burned. up the street another one burned in a similar way with no permitting, no process. >> reporter: he says there was no occupancy permit for people to live in the warehouse and the
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city has been investigating. fire officials saw no signs of a sprinkler system. the councilman says because of this fire, the fire chief and fire marshals have agreed to step up enforcement of code violations. >> we have to get our act together in oakland. >> reporter: mark matthews, nbc bay area. the headliner of the dance party is a popular electronic artist from wisconsin. he has a stage name ever golden donna. his real name is joel shanahan. hours after the fire a post on shanahan's facebook page revealed he managed to escape the building. he said, quote, he is heart broken and has several friends among the missing. the facebook page for the musician's tour ended up as an online rallying point for people looking for information for anyone who might have been at the show. soom even stasome even started e spreadsheet with information about potential victimvictims.
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one stawitness said he step off b.a.r.t. at 12:30 and spotted the flames and smoke. he hurried towards the scene worried his own house was on fire. >> the whole building up in flames. whole building. when i got off b.a.r.t., you can see the fire clear as day. >> and you can see it there. he says even though he arrived too late to see people running from the building, it was a disturbing site to see that warehouse on fire, a site that will stay with him. some people who were familiar with the ghost ship as that warehouse was known say they knew the building was dangerous. it was home to an artist collective, and some say that people were working and living there. one man who came to check on friends at the ghost ship said he's devastated by what happened but not surprised. >> i was worried about it before too. you know, i had been asked to move in there, and i refused. i felt like it was just a little too scary for me because of that. but wonderful people.
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really wonderful people. very creative, very talented people living there, really good people. >> so many questions as you see pictures of the inside of that ghost ship. were there sprinklers, were their smoke alarms? the man you just heard from says the person behind the collective who started the ghost ship traveled extensively and picked up artwork from all over the world to try to make that industrial base beautiful, but there were many, many questions about its safety. the bishop of oakland, michael barber, issued a statement to the city in the wake of this tragedy. he wrote our prayers and thoughts are with all who have died or are suffering from the tragic fire of last evening in the fruitvale neighborhood. we pray for the first responders, medical personnel and others aiding their loved ones. we will remember the deceased in our masses this weekend
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throughout the diocese of oakland. may their souls rest in peace. our continuing coverage continues online. we are updating all of our digital platform with the very latest. check our twitter feed or signed up with nbcbayarea.com for a breaking news alert. "today in the bay" is back in just a moment. coming up, the vigil taking place tomorrow as a trib bult to the victims. how bay area sports teams are coming together to help the families of the victims. you're watching "today in the bay." we have continuing breaking news
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coverage of the your time now is 7:42, and we have continuing breaking news coverage of the fire at that oakland warehouse. these are live pictures from our helicopter. a really close-up look at the structure and really just devastati devastation. this fire has left very little in its wake. the walls, as you can see, just completely blackened and from our live pictures and all of our coverage yesterday, flames just pouring out of those windows
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leaving very little inside. we want to bring you up to speed right now on what we know this morning as you look at these life pu live pictures. ten people confirmed dead, dozens unaccounted for. good news, some of the people who were originally reported as missing have been located. we are waiting for a press conference less than 20 minutes away scheduled for 8:00. the fire started friday night during a party at this warehouse. the headliner golden donna electronic and dance music there. the city says that it is now focused on helping victims but that it will shift its focus to investigating what happened and what caused this fire in the coming days. a candlelight vigil is set for tomorrow night for the victims of that warehouse fire. this is happening at the pergola at lake merritt.
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the oakland a's very quick to show support for the vict vi of the fire. they posted a tweet saying our thoughts are with everyone affected boo i the oakland fire. we will work together to heal our community. join us in making a donation. the oakland a's will match donations up to $20,000. the raiders also helping. they tweeted yesterday they're teaming up with the athletics to help people impacted with the warehouse fire. they're hatmatching up to $30,0. as of this morning there have been more than $40,000 to the a's and raiders fund-raisers. we have posted a link on the website to this effort as well as many others. that's at nbcbayarea.com. and the golden state carers also mourning with their city. the team had a moment of silence before their game last night against the phoenix suns. the team also tweeted the
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comments made by their coach, steve kerr, right before the game. the coach offered the teams condolences saying we are all out there with you and we are all devastated today. proceeds from last night's warrior's community foundation 50/50 ralph will ffle will go t the recovery efforts. the steps facebook is taking to get in touch with their loved ones in the wake of this devastating fire, and you are watching "today in the bay." we'll see new a moment. we continue our coverage of the
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deadly fire at a dance party your time now 7:47. you're looking live at the scene of the oakland warehouse fire. we're continuing our coverage this morning all morning trying to get you up to speed on what happened on friday and what's happening right now. here is what we know. overnight we have learned ten people were killed in the fire. dozens of people, at least 25, remain unaccounted for. officials are saying that they
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do expect to find more victims inside that warehouse as they make progress getting inside. we're also waiting for a press conference from the alameda county sheriff's office. that's scheduled for 8:00. pete serratos has been on scene all morning long and he will keep us updated in 12 minneapolis when that press conference is scheduled to find. in 2016 many are turning to social media at this hour to check in on loved ones who could have been impacted by the deadly fire. specifically many people turning to facebook. the social media site activated its safety check feature. that's notifying users about the warehouse fire in oakland and that feature is also allowing users to update their status as safe if they were in the area at the time. lets turn to governor jerry brown. he served two terms as mayor of oakland. he took to twitter to acknowledge the lives lost in the deadly warehouse fire. he wrote, our thoughts are with the entire city in this difficult time, and we ekxtende
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our condolences to the family and friends of those who were lost. our continuing coverage of the fire in oakland continues online. just go to nbcbayarea.com and you can sign up for breaking news alerts there and, of course, look at all our reporting as we update our digital platforms. we're also tweeting out every single story we've done and you can see our vegs at our page there on nbcbayarea.com. for now let's turn our attention to the weather around the bay area and lets get a check of the forecast with vianey arana. looking good this weekend but very cold. >> very cold but all in all sunny, which is a good combination. taking a look outside. sunny, sunny, sunny skies right now with that beautiful sunrise. 41 degrees. a couple minutes ago it was still at 37 degrees. now, we are expecting chilly temperatures to remain in the forecast for the next couple of days as we begin to see the
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first cold air mass, the coldest of the year so far. south bay, 43 degrees. the peninsula, 56 degrees. mostly clear skies. should be carrying on through your sunday forecast. right now at about 48 degrees in san francisco and really all along the region still seeing the winter-like temperatures out near santa cruz at about 39. san jose at 43. yesterday we did top out into the lower 60s for san jose. so if you thought it was cold yesterday, today is going to be a very similar weather pattern. san francisco is expected to top out into the upper 50s at 59 degrees. out near oakland, 62 degrees. palo alto and los gatos also expecting to maintain the temperatures in the 60s. in terms of wind, not a lot going on right now. we'll remain fairly wa lly calm forecast. we are tracking the arrival and exit of a high pressure system. we have a trough and with that trough we are expecting the possibility of a few scattered
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showers. by tuesday that could carry on to san francisco and maybe even a little bit inland along the peninsula. thursday's forecast, this is when we're tracking our best chance for some rainfall across the bay area. all the way from the north bay down to the south bay with a greater chance for heavier rainfall as we head into friday's portion. mainly focused along the north bay, but that could spread all the way south throughout the region to san jose/san francisco. also point reyes as well. it will carry on right now. as of right now the models are showing friday night. today if you have plans to be outside, maybe it's a good time to check out the san jose christmas in the park. we should be topping out at 63 degrees. if you are heading to the oakland coliseum for that game day, be prepared. we're not tracking a lot of rain, but we are tracking those 50s which is going to make for a pretty chilly game day. kickoff at 1:05 and we are expecting to drop down to the 50s and 40s overnight.
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as the cold front makes its way in especially along the valleys, we could be seeing temperatures at chilly as 30 and 20 degrees. it will be the coldest air mass we've seen so far across the year which means on wednesday morning you could be waking up to some of that windshield frost. on monday and tuesday, that's when we're expecting to start seeing the drop in the overnight temperatures. that's going to carry on through into your wednesday. for thursday and friday when we see the arrival of some rain chances, especially focused along the north bay which could be spreading south through the region as early as friday morning. inland we are also tracking the rain chances into thursday, but monday and tuesday as we begin to track the arrival of that cold front, it's a good time to remember to bring your pets indoors and protect all of those dear plants you're taking care of. it gets really, really cold out there. if you're going to be outside and you don't want to be caught in the snow. if you're going to be in oakland, expect to be on the chillier side if you're heading over to the game today. i'll send things back to you.
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>> thank you so much, vianey. much more ahead on "today in the bay" and as you know, we're just moments away from that press conference scheduled with alameda county officials to learn more about the deadly oakland warehouse fire. that's scheduled for 8:00, seven minutes from now. we will be taking that live and recapping for you so stay with us. you're watching "today in the bay." we take you inside the chinese behemoth hiring tens of thousands in san jose and turning out products leaving silicon valley to wonder who are these guys and the business opportunities behind pot. thanks man.
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warehouse at that dance party friday night. we want to bring you up to date with what with he know right now. we've learned ten people were killed in the fire. we understand that dozens more are still unaccounted for. officials are saying and they have been saying they expect the death number to rise because they haven't been able to get egress into that building to take full assessment of what's going on in there. we are waiting for a press conference. that's just four minutes away from the alameda county sheriff's office scheduled for 8:00. our pete serratos has been on the ground all morning as you see there, live shot. we're getting ready. we just got the word from the officials that they look to be starting on time right at 8:00. we'll be carrying that live for you so keep it right here on nbc bay area.com. rather nbc bay area live. now, we also want to let you know there will be a special edition of "meet the press" coming up today. that's coming after our extended newscast. our newscast goes until 9:00.
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"meet the press" will air in its entirety right at 9:00. we'll be back with you in just two minutes. keep it right here. stand back, ya hear! breakout the syrup because denny's new fluffier, tastier, better rudolph pancakes are here for the holidays.
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this is awful." ==trt :05== ==vicky/cont.vo== shock and sadness gripping the east bay this morning.. as the oakland community comes to turns with reality... as of right now... we now know at least ten people are dead and authorities say that number will rise this morning... there are also dozens of others missing after a warehouse party went up in flames friday night. =vicky/live= a live look over the scene this morning--- after hours upon hours of canvassing the building-- we building at the time the flames broke out. we want to give you a live look over the scene this morning after hours of canvassing the building. we may have some answers this morning. we're waiting for a press ght nownce that's expected to ence to a few moments.
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good morning to you. thank you for joining us this sunday i'm vicky nguyen. a press conference scheduled to begin any moment now. we're looking at the microphones there. everyone is set up. the alameda county officials are expected to come out to tell us what crews discovered during the recovery efforts overnight and ke livhe plan is moving forward as they canvas that warehouse to rning. out who is still inside. pete suratos is live at the scene. as you look live at the pickers overhead. fire began about 11:30 on friday night. this was a party happening in oakland. advertised for weeks online. at least 190 people actually rsvp'd to say they'd be in attendance. they believe at least 100 people would be inside at the time. we're hearing -- we're waiting to hear

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