A two-alarm fire on Hearst Avenue displaced 12 people from a northwest Berkeley home on the morning of Saturday May 11, 2019.
Residents of a home that caught fire Saturday in the 1100 block of Hearst Avenue have released a statement to thank first responders. They also ask for privacy and community support in the aftermath of the blaze.
A two-alarm fire on Hearst Avenue displaced 12 people from a northwest Berkeley home on Saturday morning, authorities report.
The fire department did not find anyone inside the car, which had been stolen.
Authorities evacuated Berkeley City College on Friday afternoon in connection with the discovery of white powder in a fourth-floor restroom. Three people who used that restroom later said they felt dizzy.
A Berkeley Fire Department ambulance caught fire in the Berkeley Hills while taking a patient to the hospital Wednesday night, authorities report.
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.
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 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 new health impact assessment examines the possible effects of the closure or relocation of Alta Bates.
The City Council has allocated $200,000 to move toward the expensive task of undergrounding power lines — which experts say can prevent fires and help with evacuation.