More than 60 steelhead trout were killed in Berkeley's Codornices Creek recently, likely as a result of 20 gallons of foam retardant used to extinguish a garbage truck fire in early April, authorities report.
Firefighters rescued a mother and her teenage son off a second-floor balcony early Friday morning after someone set a fire outside their townhome on Stanton Street in South Berkeley, authorities report.
BFD said the back structure that caught fire at a residential address was packed with stuff which made initial access for firefighters difficult.
Berkeley police and fire departments responded Monday morning to a report of a suspicious substance found in an envelope at La Note restaurant in downtown Berkeley.
One community member surveyed the area from Eighth Street to San Pablo Avenue "and photographed around 60+ dead fish" after firefighters had to use foam to put out a garbage truck fire on Rose Street on Wednesday.
Berkeley firefighters were able to extinguish the flames within ten minutes, but the restaurant was still damaged badly.
Berkeley firefighters used a pulley system to lower a stretcher down a steep embankment to rescue a man in his 70s who slipped and fell near the waterfall at Codornices Park on Thursday evening, authorities report.
A small fire at Berkeley's Smokehouse burger shop has closed the business temporarily. After an unrelated fire at a Berkeley apartment building, a man was taken to the hospital.
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.