While 2017 was the most destructive year ever for wildfires, 2018 is already proving worse. Fire officials are encouraging people to clear brush and plan fire evacuation routes.
Police and firefighters were dispatched to West Berkeley early Sunday evening for a fire tied to a homeless encampment at Second and Page streets, authorities report.
Berkeley Fire and Police responded to a fire which broke out in front of the church at 1927 Sixth St., at University. One man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of arson.
Crews responded to a fire at the Berkeley Asphalt Company plant on Virginia Street on Friday morning.
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.
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 38-year-old man has been charged with arson after authorities say he set two fires in Berkeley and one in Oakland.
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.
Representatives from the city and business association said there is not much they can do to address the private site.