A fire on the BART tracks stopped service between the North Berkeley and El Cerrito stations. Trains began again around 3:30 p.m.
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.
Sparks from utility wires have caused 1,500 fires in California. Tilden Park has many feet of aging high-voltage PG&E electrical lines and transformers, which are still above ground. They are a hazard.
A two-alarm fire on Hearst Avenue displaced 12 people from a northwest Berkeley home on Saturday morning, authorities report.
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 were able to extinguish the flames within ten minutes, but the restaurant was still damaged badly.
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 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.