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Gathering Marks 1 Year Since Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

Ben Margot / AP

A man wafts incense smoke at a memorial to those who died in an art collective known as the Ghost Ship warehouse on the one year anniversary of the fire at the site Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

Ben Margot / AP

 The first anniversary of a fire that killed 36 people during an electronic music party in an Oakland, California, warehouse was marked Saturday with a gathering outside the gutted building known as the "Ghost Ship."

The East Bay Times reports that candles and mementos were placed at a nearby metal palm tree sculpture outside the ruins.

Names of the victims were read, and the Rev. Wortham Fears of Christian Academy told the gathering to remember the smiles and laughs shared with them.

Events included a procession to Lake Merritt, art installations, a sundown observance and nighttime vigil.

  The East Bay Times says some dance clubs planned to pause between 11 p.m. and midnight for a moment of silence.

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