The Oakland Fire Department fears the fire may have burned up to 40 people from of an estimated 100 who where in the building. Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed said emergency responders found most victims on the second floor. Some of those who escaped and survived shared their names on Facebook to show they were safe. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf described the fire an “immense tragedy.” The authorities try to determine how and where the fire first started. The building was a special one. “Inside is just a wide assortment of just … everything. Furniture, mannequins, statues. Just a lot of stuff inside”, a journalist said. The city had only approved permits for the building to be used as a warehouse , not for residences. And authorities also had not signed off on a special permit for the event in the weekend.