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.
We’re keeping a close eye today on weather-related incidents in Berkeley.
The fire that broke out in a two-story building on Ensenada Avenue has closed down the two practices.
Multiple readers asked Berkeleyside on Friday afternoon why Whole Foods on Gilman Street in West Berkeley appeared to have been evacuated and closed.
A large truck struck a fire hydrant Thursday morning in South Berkeley at Ashby Avenue and Sacramento Street, creating a huge geyser in front of Biofuel Oasis.
A fire that is believed to have started in a homeless encampment was quickly extinguished by first-responders Monday afternoon.
A car fire on Tunnel Road quickly spread Sunday into trees and houses, prompting residents to flee. This was only a drill; two more are coming.
Three residents of a senior housing complex have been displaced by a fire authorities believe began Sunday with a visitor’s lit cigarette. Water damage also temporarily closed Mo’Joe Café.
For the first time ever, starting this weekend, the city of Berkeley will hold a series of one-hour wildfire evacuation drills to help community members and first responders practice preparing for an emergency.
Rescue swimmers from the Berkeley Fire Department pulled a 35-year-old woman from the San Francisco Bay on Thursday night, authorities report.
The fire started in a shed behind a home in a residential neighborhood near the North Berkeley Library.