Officials locate refrigerator as potential source of warehouse fire

90 percent of the building has been searched, death toll stand at 36

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives says it is looking at the possibility that a refrigerator or other appliance was the source of a warehouse fire that killed 36 people.

Jill Snyder, the special agent in charge of the ATF’s San Francisco office, said it’s too early to say for sure a refrigerator caused the blaze, but she said it was a potential source of ignition. Snyder said investigators are looking at anything electrical on the first floor of the warehouse near where the fire started.

The fire broke out during a dance party Friday night. Crews have searched 90 percent of the building for bodies. Sheriff’s officials said they do not believe any additional bodies will be found.

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