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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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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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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