A two-alarm fire that broke out at a West Berkeley residence shortly before 3 p.m. has been controlled by members of Berkeley Fire Department.
The fire began at a residence located at 3107 Sacramento St. at 2:27 p.m. and was announced to be under control by 3:18 p.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Gil Dong.
The fire, which began on a backyard patio before spreading to another neighboring property, is believed to have been accidental and caused by discarded smoking materials, Dong said.
No injuries to residents or firefighters were reported. Approximately 28 firefighters, six engines and two trucks responded to the fire, Dong said.
However, seven residents were displaced by the fire, according to a report by Bay City News.
The blaze caused $600,000 in damage to the building’s structure and another $100,000 in damage to its contents, Dong said in the Bay City News report.
Adelyn Baxter is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected].
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