The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's coroner office is preparing for the possibility of a mass casualty incident, said Erik Raney, public information officer with the coroner's office.
Brown said he still holds some hope.
"This is probably the worst case scenario you could possibly have", said Brown.
Local news outlet KTLA earlier reported that 34 people were dead after the blaze broke out on the 75-foot boat near Platts Harbor. The authorities haven't even actually officially briefed the media yet, I think because it happened so early in the morning, and it's still an active rescue operation or they - you know, there are also reports of potential casualties.
Dispatch: "Roger, is this the captain of the Conception?". They desperately are trying to get information about missing loved ones. Roger, are they locked inside the boat?.
The dispatcher asked, "Can you get back onboard and unlock the boat?" "No fire extinguishers or anything?" Then he saw another boat in the distance, fully engulfed in flames.
Firefighters are having difficulties snuffing out the fire, Bemis said, because each time it's extinguished, it flares back up - perhaps because of the fuel on board.
"We are now still in the response phase", Coast Guard Capt. Monica Rochester said at a news conference on Monday morning.
Earlier, authorities said they were searching for 34.
It's not clear how the blaze started, and Brown stated that the initial emergency call did not refer to an explosion.
The sheriff stated that there is an investigation underway to determine if there was any criminal activity involved - though he said "we have no reason to suspect that there was at this point".
James Kohls was in Oxnard waiting to learn the fate of his brother, Mike Kohls, the gallery cook and a deckhand on the Conception.
Firefighters were unable to board the vessel as the flames had already taken hold
"It's very surreal at the moment", he told reporters. "I wouldn't hesitate at all to go on one again".
Bemis could not confirm any fatalities, he said.
U.S. Representative Julia Brownley, a Democrat whose district includes Ventura County, called the fire "devastating".
Foggy conditions are complicating the rescue operation, he said.
She said the search efforts would continue into Tuesday morning, but that "we should all be prepared [for] the worst outcome".
According to Coast Guard Capt. Monica Rochester, crew members jumped off the burning boat. The hull is inverted.
The Ventura County Fire Department tweeted photos of the diving boat on fire.
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Luis Garcia earned his second victory and Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Los Angeles. Barnes gave up a solo home run, Workman shut down the Angels in the 9th and the Sox head home with the win.
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Hong Kong protesters target airport
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