Updates, photos from apartment building fire on Telegraph Avenue

Berkeley firefighters are working to contain a fire that broke out at an apartment building on the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Haste Street at about 8:48 p.m. Friday. The building has been evacuated and traffic on nearby streets has been blocked for several hours. As of 1:06 a.m. Saturday,
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Smoke billows from a burning apartment on the corner of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue.

Fire breaks out at apartment building on Telegraph Avenue

For live updates, tweets and photos, keep updated with our Storify page. Update: As of 2:45 p.m. Saturday, the fire was still technically burning, according to Gil Dong, deputy fire chief for the Berkeley Fire Department. Dong said this is the largest fire — which has now gutted the building
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Furniture inside Campbell Hall was moved around in preparation for the hall being opened for Free Day.  The items inside would have otherwise been destroyed along with the hall in 2012.

UC Berkeley would depend on city to respond to ‘Big One’

If an earthquake of 6.7 magnitude or greater occurred on the Hayward fault line, which runs through UC Berkeley and Berkeley, power would be lost, water and sewage pipes would break, freeways would be disrupted and there would likely be landslides. The campus would enter a state of emergency and
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Fire’s legacy seared into memory 20 years later

If you ask Howard Matis what he was wearing 20 years ago Thursday, he will answer without a trace of doubt or hesitation — a soccer uniform. For Matis, the day started off like any other Sunday: He drove home from a canceled soccer game in San Lorenzo, not knowing
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Berkeley police, fire departments to synchronize communications

On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council will decide which communication network the city police and fire departments will join to synchronize communications throughout the Bay Area. Per mandate by the Federal Communications Commission, all non-federal public safety radio systems must migrate to narrowband channels — meaning the bandwidth of a
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A fire broke out on the morning of July 2 at a three-story apartment building on Durant Avenue, incurring an estimated $300,000 in structural damage.

Two fires broke out over the Fourth of July weekend

Two fires broke out in Berkeley this weekend — one on Southside as a result of improperly discarded smoking materials and the other in South Berkeley, likely due to fireworks in the area. On the morning of July 2 at about 5:36 a.m., the Berkeley Fire Department received a call
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Fire at Ashby Lumber caused by wood-staining rags

A fire broke out late Monday night at Ashby Lumber when rags used for wood-staining caught on fire. At approximately 9:37 p.m., bystanders from a business across the street noticed that a fire had broken out at 824 Ashby Ave. The bystanders then called the Berkeley Fire Department, which responded
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A 1994 Mercedes Benz station wagon, above, was destroyed in the fire on the 500 block of Cragmont Avenue, which broke out on Wednesday.

Berkeley hills house fires investigated for arson

Two fires that broke out within 20 minutes of each other at residences about one block apart in the Berkeley Hills Wednesday morning are being investigated by the Berkeley Fire Department for arson. While responding at 12:43 a.m. to a report of a fire at a home at 548 Cragmont
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Two men injured in South Berkeley shooting

When Berkeley police responded to reports of a shooting on the 1500 block of Fairview Street in South Berkeley Friday night, they found two men suffering from injuries sustained that night. At about 10 p.m., a group of young men were socializing in front of an apartment building on the
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