A rooftop fire at the apartment block on the corner of Haste and Telegraph drew a dramatic response from the Berkeley Fire Department. Five engines, two trucks and a total of 32 firefighters responded to the 3:19 p.m. alarm. The first firefighters were on the scene by 3:24 and the fire was knocked down at 4:11.
Anyone taking a hike up the Claremont Canyon fire trail recently will have seen that two neighboring Eucalyptus trees, located on the second stretch of path after the first hair-pin turn, were ripped from the ground, we assume by the high winds and rain Berkeley has been experiencing over the past few days.
The semi-collapse of two walls at the site of Berkeley’s emerging new Apple store on Fourth Street at 10am this morning led to a call-out for the Berkeley fire department and the closure of two neighboring businesses.