After containing the fire, firefighters continued to put out ‘hot spots’ for about 1.5 hours.
Loud pops, cracks and fireworks in recent weeks have prompted hundreds of posts on social media, passionate threads on neighborhood forums and, perhaps inevitably, conspiracy theories.
More than 6,000 PG&E customers in Berkeley lost power Tuesday night, according to community reports and the utility’s outage map.
Robert Dougherty escaped injury, but lost his home and his belongings after his tent caught fire while he was asleep inside.
One resident was displaced after a parked vehicle caught on fire on Byron Street in West Berkeley on Saturday afternoon then spread to an adjacent home, authorities report.
Smoke from the central Berkeley blaze was visible from around the city.
Firefighters quickly put out the flames, said BFD. Nobody was injured.
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A fire at the camp across from the Seabreeze market sent someone to a medical center Thursday afternoon.
A customer at a Chinese restaurant on Solano Avenue in North Berkeley was injured Friday when a decorative beam fell from the ceiling and struck him in the head, authorities report.
The fire also heavily damaged Dorothée Mitrani’s home.
The homeowner told fire officials he put a cleaned pot on a stove to dry and then forgot about it. But friends say he misspoke.