Firefighters responded to a fire alarm that was pull at Etcheverry Hall.

Small fire erupts in Etcheverry Hall

A small fire that broke out in a lab in Etcheverry Hall on Northside Thursday morning has now been put out, police say. Around 10:15 a.m., Berkeley Fire Department responded to a fire in a lab on the fifth floor of the hall that started because of construction work that
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Early morning fire in West Berkeley deemed arson

A fire broke out in a vacant West Berkeley building Wednesday morning. According to Gil Dong, deputy fire chief for Berkeley Fire Department, the fire broke out in a building used for residential and commercial purposes at 833 Bancroft Way in West Berkeley. The department received a call reporting the
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Firefighters ready hoses at the apartment fire on Nov. 18.

Report determines origin of November fire

An investigative report into the devastating Nov. 18 Berkeley fire released Monday determined the origin of the five-alarm fire but was unable to determine the exact cause of the blaze. The report, conducted by Berkeley Fire Department, concluded that the Haste Street fire was accidental and that it “originated in
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Final investigation report confirms Haste Street fire was accidental

A report released Monday confirmed that the fire that destroyed the historic Sequoia building on Telegraph Avenue started accidently in the building’s elevator room. The five-alarm fire that broke out Nov. 18 burned down most of 2441 Haste St., including a multistory apartment complex, Raleigh’s Bar & Grill and Cafe
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Kitchen fire causes $700,000 worth of damage.

Berkeley Fire Department responds to kitchen fire in Downtown

A kitchen fire broke out Wednesday evening in downtown Berkeley, resulting in extensive damage to a local restaurant. Gil Dong, deputy fire chief for the Berkeley Fire Department, said the cooking fire began in the kitchen of Great China Restaurant at 2115 Kittredge St. after hot oil got into the
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Berkeley Hills fire displaces six

A three-alarm fire in the Berkeley Hills Wednesday night displaced six residents and injured four firefighters.The fire, which began at approximately 8:32 p.m., started in a residence on the 1000 block of Miller Avenue and then spread to a neighboring residence, according to Berkeley Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Gil
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A worker places absorbant plume onto oil in Strawberry Creek.

Oil spill at UC Berkeley sends fuel into Strawberry Creek

More than a thousand gallons of diesel fuel — of the 1,700 spilled total — escaped from Stanley Hall and could have entered Strawberry Creek, according to campus spokesperson Janet Gilmore. After an equipment failure Saturday caused a tank to overflow in the basement of Stanley Hall on the UC
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After being destroyed by a fire Nov. 18, an apartment building on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue is undergoing a partial demolition process.

Demolition begins at Berkeley apartment building destroyed by fire

About 30 spectators gathered at the intersection of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue Tuesday morning with smartphones and cameras at the ready as a demolition crane ripped the roof off of the apartment building that was destroyed in the Nov. 18 fire. Over the next two weeks, the building will undergo a
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Firefighters place large fans at one of the entrances of Dwinelle Hall after a fire broke out in a bathroom trash can.

Fire breaks out in trash can in Dwinelle Hall bathroom

A fire broke out in a men’s bathroom in Dwinelle Hall at UC Berkeley Monday evening, forcing about 100 students to evacuate the building. According to UCPD officer William Kasiske, UCPD and the Berkeley Fire Department arrived just minutes after the fire broke out in a bathroom trashcan on Level
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