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Murder charges possible in Oakland warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. – Prosecutors are considering possible murder charges in the wake of Oakland's deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire.

The Friday blaze left at least 36 people dead.

"The question is whether or not the range of charges could be murder all the way to involuntary manslaughter, and until we know what the evidence shows us, there may be other charges if the evidence presents that," says Nancy O'Malley of the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

The warehouse that became known as the Ghost Ship was never supposed to be a living space, but it was home for many.

The man who leased the building three years ago says he built it as an artist's colony.

Derick Almena lived there with his family and other residents, but denies he wanted to make a profit at the expense of safety.

Read more at NBC News