Oakland emergency officials show members of the media aerial images from the burned out warehouse at a news conference on Monday, December 5, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland emergency officials show members of the media aerial images from the burned out warehouse at a news conference on Monday, December 5, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

DA: Murder charges possible in deadly Oakland fire

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said at a news conference Monday that a criminal investigation team looking into the fire is headed by a deputy district attorney with expertise in land and property use.

“It’s too early to speculate” on possible charges, O’Malley said, but she said possible charges could range from involuntary manslaughter to murder.

SEE RELATED: Authorities ID 33 of 36 bodies in Oakland fire

“We’ll leave no stone unturned,” she said, noting that many community members have already reached out to the district attorney’s office with information about people involved in activities at the “Ghost Ship” and the building itself.

O’Malley said a hotline where people can provide additional information is available at (877) 288-2882, while victims and their families can seek support at (510) 272-6180.Bay Area News

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