Californian label 100% Silk Oakland has released a statement following the devastating fire which blazed through Oakland venue the Ghost Ship on Friday night, where some of its artists were performing.
The label founders took to their Facebook page showing love and condolences for those affected by the “unbelievable tragedy.”
They also posted information on how people can help the victims and stay in the loop.
A fire broke out at a warehouse party in California on Friday, December 2, leaving at least nine people dead with 25 more currently missing.
The warehouse, which is located in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, housed a collective of artists who were having a dance party.
Approximately 100 people had gathered at the event where the electronic band Golden Donna were performing for their 100% Silk tour.
Fire crews were still working to put out the blaze as of Saturday morning, meaning they have not had a chance to thoroughly search the wreckage and the death toll could rise.
It is still unclear how the fire started and it is not known whether or not the building was equipped with fire extinguishers, alarms or a sprinkler system.
A resident of the building named Bob Mule, a photographer, described the blaze to the local newspaper after he attempted to help a friend get out:
“It was too hot, too much smoke. I had to get out of there. I literally felt my skin peeling and my lungs being suffocated by smoke. I couldn’t get the fire extinguisher to work.”
Victims have not been identified at this time, leaving many friends and family members worried about their loved ones.