ATF: Ghost Ship fire started on 1st floor; no evidence of fire alarms

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The ATF says the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire started on the first floor of the building and smoke trapped people on the second floor. Officials said there was no evidence of fire alarms or sprinklers in the building.

The ATF said the two stairwells in the building did not lead to exits.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, despite earlier reports of a refrigerator being a possible point of origin. There is no evidence of arson at this time.

Officials said this is the highest number of fatalities in a structure fire in the U.S. in the last 13 years.

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