Update, 8:40 p.m.: BFD and BPD issued a Nixle alert around 7 p.m. saying that the incident at Bayer was over. “All ammonia readings back to zero,” it states. “No release to atmosphere. Property back under Bayer control. Incident terminated at approximately 6:30 p.m. No report on cause at this time.”
The Berkeley Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire in an unoccupied apartment building at 2631 Durant Ave. around 5 a.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Donna McCracken.
By E. Kay Trimberger
The elevated fire risk is expected to persist through Sunday morning.
A Safeway staffer was stabbed Thursday afternoon, and police and paramedics are on the scene in North Berkeley.
Traffic will be affected all day, according to authorities, after an underground water main break in the Southside neighborhood.
In recent months, the city and campus community have worked together to improve fire safety in large group homes, in particular, before special events or parties.
A robbery call in downtown Berkeley on Sunday led police to arrest two men with a stolen gun — who ultimately were determined to have no connection to the initial crime.
Berkeley firefighters responded late Thursday to the 1400 block of Stannage Avenue for a house fire.
A fire broke out in the paint section of Truitt & White but was kept in check by sprinklers. The damage might have been much worse if the flames had reached paint cans.
A fatal police standoff in Emeryville, following an early-morning unrelated big rig crash, caused authorities to shut down parts of the freeway Wednesday morning.
Police are looking into what caused the injuries of a woman who fell to the ground during a protest in Berkeley on Thursday.
A group of Berkeley firefighters are among those assisting with the rescue and cleanup efforts post-Hurricane Irma.