Fire damages three-story home in Berkeley Hills

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The house on fire in the Berkeley Hills was at 1177 Keith Ave.

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Berkeley Fire Department responded to a fire at a three-story Berkeley residence just before noon on Wednesday.

The department was called to the residence, located at 1177 Keith Ave., after neighbors reported seeing smoke, according to Deputy Fire Chief Avery Webb. Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters found the residents — a family of three — already evacuated. No injuries were reported.

According to Webb, the fire started on the third floor and seemed to have spread throughout the house.

By around 12:15 p.m., authorities had contained the fire. But due to continuous “flare-ups,” deputies expected to remain at the scene for the rest of the day, Webb said.

Webb said that some neighbors were evacuated as well but have since been notified that it is safe for them to return to their homes.

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