UC Berkeley

College roommates among Oakland warehouse fire victims

A fun-loving computer science graduate and 21-year-old college roommates were among the 36 people killed when fire engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse.

Officials have identified all but one of the victims. Investigators were trying to determine whether a refrigerator was a potential source of the fire.

Here's a closer look at who the victims were:

THE MOST NORMAL WEIRD GUY

Jason McCarty, 35, grew up in Fort Madison, Iowa, a small town on the Mississippi River where everyone knew everyone. From an early age, he impressed friends and neighbors with his drawing skills.

"He was incredibly talented. You could tell what he was drawing...

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