- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - More than two dozen local music acts paid their respects to the 36 people killed in an Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month while raising money for the victims of the blaze.

The East Bay Times reports (https://bit.ly/2gNvdrj ) the bands represented everything from indie-pop and hip-hop to rock and electronic music during the show that brought in a crowd of about 2,800 people at the Fox Theater.

“Oakland United: A Benefit Supporting Oakland Fire Relief” was expected to raise roughly $300,000 for the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Oakland Fire Relief Fund. The warehouse fire at the Ghost Ship broke out during a dance party on Dec. 2.

Investigators say that they still haven’t determined what started the fire, but have been focusing on electrical appliances plugged into the rear of the building where the fire started.

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Information from: Contra Costa Times, https://www.contracostatimes.com

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