Berkeley residents participated in a citywide emergency response training exercise on May 19 to prepare their neighborhoods for future disasters.

Berkeley residents participate in emergency training exercise

Hundreds of Berkeley residents took part in a citywide Community Emergency Response Teams training exercise Saturday morning to prepare for possible environmental disasters. As anxiety grows over the inevitable arrival of “the Big One” — the major earthquake predicted to hit California within the next 20 years — many in
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Male victim of assault and robbery in People’s Park

A middle-aged man was taken to the hospital Friday after UCPD received a report of a fight in progress at People’s Park. Officers arrived on the scene at 12:59 p.m. and found the 43-year-old victim lying on the ground. The Berkeley Fire Department then arrived and transported the victim to
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The fire at 2227 Dwight Way ripped through all three floors, causing the roof to collapse.

Dwight Way apartment building to be demolished after fire

Following a fire that broke out early Thursday morning, a Berkeley apartment building at 2227 Dwight Way is set to be demolished. The six-unit apartment building, located south of the UC Berkeley campus, was home to about 10 residents before the fire ravaged through its three floors and caused the
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Tenants displaced after fire erupts in apartment complex

What remains of 2227 Dwight Way is little more than a shell of a building. The residents of the three-story, six-unit apartment building — now with blackened walls and broken windows — have all been displaced, and those who live in the surrounding buildings are only being allowed in their
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Flames and smoke billow from the six-unit apartment building at 2227 Dwight Way.

Fire breaks out at Southside apartment building Thursday morning

UPDATE: At around 7:50 a.m., the main body of the fire that broke out at a three-story apartment building near the intersection of Dwight Way and Ellsworth Street early Thursday morning had been put out, according to Gil Dong, deputy fire chief for Berkeley Fire Department. The department declared the
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