A fire at a homeless camp in West Berkeley caused black, billowing smoke to be visible across the city Friday morning.
Notices of violation around the Old City Hall homeless camps order residents to clear out immediately.
Nobody was injured, but the Tuesday afternoon incident caused some property damage.
A 38-year-old man has been charged with arson after authorities say he set two fires in Berkeley and one in Oakland.
A fire in West Berkeley displaced a longtime resident and killed his small white dog, Cotton Ball, early Saturday morning. The property was described as a "hoarder house."
Firefighters responded to a Cal fraternity Sunday and found smoke but no fire. One young man had a medical emergency while firefighters were there, and was taken to the hospital.
Representatives from the city and business association said there is not much they can do to address the private site.
A small fire at the homeless camp outside Old City Hall in downtown Berkeley caused no injuries but damaged private and public property Thursday morning.
Berkeley Fire Department says it is concerned about 55 suspicious fires in recent months that appear to have been set intentionally, and may be tied to a "firebug."
A landlord and his tenants have formed an unusual alliance to fight for stricter safety requirements for rebuilt structures.
Two residents were displaced following a duplex fire in northwest Berkeley on Wednesday night.
The drill, which will start at 2:30 p.m., was prompted by recent wildfires, including in the North Bay, and may affect traffic locally.
The elevated fire risk is expected to persist through Sunday morning.