The building is unsafe and the top five floors, made of wood, must be removed by Dec. 31.
Marsha Tolliver had to leave the room she was renting and was forced to choose between buying a uniform for work or paying for a hotel.
After burning for three days, the fire at 2067 University Ave. is now extinguished and only a small number of Berkeley firefighters remain on scene.
Two homes in Northwest Berkeley were rendered uninhabitable after an RV parked nearby caught fire in the early hours of Nov. 22, according to authorities.
The fire at 2067 University Ave. was still active Monday and fire crews continue to douse the apartment building with jets of water.
Firefighters and police responded to a six-alarm fire in downtown Berkeley on Saturday evening at a building under construction.
Neighbors expressed concern about Eimoto living in the damaged home, but said he was very attached to the property.
The man is believed to be a “known resident” of the home, according to the Berkeley Fire Department.
A two-alarm fire displaced five people early Monday morning at an apartment building in the 2600 block of Etna Street, authorities said.
Police arrested a 35-year-old woman early Monday morning after she reportedly set a neighbor’s tent on fire on Second Street in northwest Berkeley.
Firefighters worked to control a blaze that broke out Monday morning at the West Berkeley homeless encampment near the Seabreeze market.
Crowds often gather in the popular turnouts and some people are setting off firecrackers.