A woman was taken to Highland Hospital with moderate injuries Friday after she was burned in an explosion in a West Berkeley apartment, authorities report.
BFD invited 28 female college athletes to the Cedar Street station over the weekend in an effort to attract more women to the fire service.
Undergrounding utilities in Berkeley would provide some safety benefits and aesthetic upgrades. But it’s the equivalent of doing a kitchen remodel before replacing the leaky roof.
A fire at a homeless camp in West Berkeley caused black, billowing smoke to be visible across the city Friday morning.
Notices of violation around the Old City Hall homeless camps order residents to clear out immediately.
Nobody was injured, but the Tuesday afternoon incident caused some property damage.
A small volunteer group is building a radio communications network so Berkleley neighborhoods can communicate during emergencies when the power grid and internet are down.
A fire in West Berkeley displaced a longtime resident and killed his small white dog, Cotton Ball, early Saturday morning. The property was described as a "hoarder house."
Firefighters responded to a Cal fraternity Sunday and found smoke but no fire. One young man had a medical emergency while firefighters were there, and was taken to the hospital.
A small fire at the homeless camp outside Old City Hall in downtown Berkeley caused no injuries but damaged private and public property Thursday morning.
Berkeley Fire Department says it is concerned about 55 suspicious fires in recent months that appear to have been set intentionally, and may be tied to a "firebug."
Fire and harbor officials are on the scene to prevent fuel from leaking into the bay.