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Sound engineer, attorney among Oakland fire victims

A popular sound engineer, a young attorney and a woman described as a visionary were among the people killed in a fire that engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. The Alameda County Sheriff's Department has released the names of all 36 victims. They ranged in age from 17 to 61.

Federal officials were investigating the fire's cause.

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

ATTORNEY WITH A DESIRE TO HELP

Nick Walrath, 31, was recently hired as an attorney with the San Francisco law firm Durie Tangri.

He texted his girlfriend, Alexis Abrams-Bourke, from inside the burning structure, saying there was a fire and that he loved her.

She...

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