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(OAKLAND, Calif.) — A faulty refrigerator has been ruled out as the cause of the Oakland, California, warehouse fire on Dec. 2, officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms announced Friday.

Thirty-six people perished in the blaze that ignited during a party at the warehouse last Friday.

The cause remains under investigation.

Some of those trapped upstairs at the party had just enough time to send final text messages to loved ones, according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly. Some of these messages read “I’m going to die” and “I love you,” Kelly said.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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