Families search for loved ones after deadly Oakland fire

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Families are searching for loved ones who may have been killed in a warehouse fire in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood late Friday night. (KGO-TV)

Officials say nine people have been confirmed dead and 25 have been unaccounted for after a three-alarm fire broke out during a party at a warehouse known as the Ghost Ship in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood late Friday night.

PHOTOS: At least 9 dead in Oakland warehouse fire

A party with musical acts took place at that location Friday night. According to the event's Facebook page, about 200 people said they would be attending the event, called the "Golden Donna 100% Silk 2016 West Coast Tour." The page had dozens of people commenting this morning, asking about loved ones who are still unaccounted for.

So many families are worried at this time and are heading to the Oakland Assistance Center off of Miller Avenue and 12th Street to get help and information about loved ones who may have been killed in the fire.

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The Red Cross Disaster Relief team is at the center and counseling is available.

Dan Vega is searching for his brother Alex Vega, 22, and is among those searching for their loved ones. "It's obviously very tragic...I was want to be able to find them," he said.
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Oakland police held a news conference on the fire that has claimed at least 9 lives.


Dan's said his brother and his brother's girlfriend were at the event when the fire broke out and said it's been difficult to get any information about them.

Those affected by the fire are also encouraged to get information and help at the Alameda County Sheriff's Office located on 2425 East 12th Street.

A hotline has been put in place for those who cannot locate loved ones.

If you have any information on the missing people in the photos below, please call 510-382-3000. You can also call this number to get information and help.
Click here to find out if people in the area are safe.

Click here to donate and help the the families of the victims.

The fund had raised about $40,000 out of its goal of $100,000 as of 3:30 p.m.

Bay City News contributed to this story.

Click here for full coverage on the Ghost Ship warehouse fire.

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