The devastating Northern California wildfires the past two years has Berkeley talking about accelerating its Climate Action Plan to head off the greater impacts of climate change.
Both Berkeley and Oakland firefighters responded to the call because the house is set on a street with a Berkeley mailing address that is actually inside Oakland city limits.
Many fires are caused by downed power lines, but while some say a new PG&E shutoff policy makes sense, others believe cutting power during an emergency puts people at greater risk.
A grass fire at Aquatic Park on Tuesday led to the arrest of a homeless woman in the area on suspicion of felony arson, police report.
Fire crews in downtown Berkeley quickly brought a blaze at the old Ace Hardware building under control Monday night as neighbors were removed temporarily, authorities report.
The stairway outside a small building in downtown Berkeley collapsed Saturday evening underneath two people, injuring one, authorities report.
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.
While many Berkeley residents are aware of the danger of earthquakes, few consider that they are at risk for a megafire, which could spread from the hills to the flats in minutes.
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.