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
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.
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.
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