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Oakland Rave Fire: Record Label That Put on Party Issues Statement About ‘Unbelievable Tragedy’

At least 9 people were killed at a 100% Silk party in Oakland on Friday

100% Silk, the electronic music label that signed the three acts set to play at the warehouse party where a fire killed 9 people Friday, posted a statement Saturday offering up resources for friends and family of the victims.

Golden Donna, Cherushii and Nackt were among the acts scheduled to perform on the Los Angeles-based label’s West Coast tour.

The call about the fire in the Fruitvale neighborhood came in at around 11:30 p.m, reported the New York Times. The party at 1305 31st Avenue had started at 9 p.m., and at least 100 people were in the building when the fire started, said Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed. Most of the deceased were on the second floor because there was only one way down on a stairway made of pallets, according to CNN.

“It must have been a very fast-moving fire,” Reed told reporters Saturday morning. She added that the building “was kind of like an artist studio” that had partitions to break up where the artists worked.

CNN reported that firefighters have not been able to search the entire building, given that they first have to remove the debris and make sure the building is safe for entry. However, authorities are preparing for up to 40 casualties.

In the Facebook post for the event, people have been posting the names of the people, including the names of artists and performers, they believe attended the warehouse party in hopes that it will aid authorities.