The Ed Hub is running low on Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots, but BUSD hopes to have more hotspots by next Wednesday if it can reopen.
More than 85,000 acres have burned in the region with only 5% containment, EBRPD said in an alert shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday.
This is the second trash can arson fire on the same block in 12 days. Rabbi Chai Levy, who heads the congregation, does not believe it was a hate crime.
The fire was an act of terror, said Pastor Michael McBride, who leads the 48-year-old Way Christian Church. He questioned the “timid” response to the incident from Berkeley’s leaders.
Berkeley school news — in brief.
After containing the fire, firefighters continued to put out “hot spots” for about 1.5 hours.
Several roads and parking lots commonly used as viewpoints will be closed this year, UC Police reported.
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.