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.” Original story: The Berkeley […]
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. No injuries were reported, she said, and the fire was extinguished in just a few minutes. The fire began on the outside of a […]
By E. Kay Trimberger E. Kay Trimberger was eating breakfast at home on Dec. 12 when she heard a smoke alarm go off. She soon realized that a fire had broken out in her study, the place that held her computer with all her writing for her current book project. Trimberger called 911 and the […]
Robberies in the Recreational Sports Facility and in Northside spurred alerts from UCPD.
Berkeley Fire Department fought the two-alarm fire in a third-story apartment at 1420 Addison St. near Sacramento.
The early-morning fire caused an estimated $100,000 worth of property damage. Another $75,000 of oil and sugar were burned. The owner said she is uninsured.
A wildfire that started on Grizzly Peak closed roads, prompted the evacuation of Berkeley Lab and two summer camps and is being tackled by 150-200 firefighters.
An incident in the early hours of Saturday resulted in a man being sent to the hospital with gunshot wounds, according to authorities.
A fire broke out in a garage in an alleyway between Rose and Spruce streets, prompting police to ask residents to leave their homes.
A fire in the 2800 block of Claremont Boulevard in the Claremont neighborhood closed several roads Wednesday. Crews are on the scene.
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Sector San Francisco came to Berkeley to help save a sinking boat that was mostly underwater when it was discovered Monday morning.
A Berkeley firefighter almost died last fall after he was left more than two floors up in a smoke-filled building as flames closed in and his oxygen ran down, a new video reveals.
Services have returned to First Church after a fire which put a firefighter in danger. The future of the damaged Pilgrim Hall is being discussed.