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.
A fire at the camp across from the Seabreeze market sent someone to a medical center Thursday afternoon.
The fire also heavily damaged Dorothée Mitrani’s home.
A change in the weather forecast prompted PG&E to call off an expected power shutoff in the area, according to the county.
Staff says “almost all” of the affected addresses provided by PG&E to the city appear to be outside city limits. But Berkeley Hills residents should still be ready to evacuate with a red flag warning in effect.
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.