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JUNE 11, 2013

Berkeley Fire Department responded to a three-alarm fire early Tuesday morning on the second floor of Nash Hotel, located at 2045 University Ave.

According to Avery Webb, acting deputy fire chief of Berkeley Fire Department, the first calls about the fire came in at 7:40 a.m. with reports of people climbing down fire escapes and hanging out of windows in an attempt to evacuate the building.

The fire was largely contained to a single unit on the second floor of the building but also spread approximately 30 feet down the hallway, reaching a small portion of the third floor. Several front doors were charred, but the fire did not spread to the adjacent units. By 8:25 a.m., firefighters had the fire under control.

Webb said that four people were seen by paramedics for smoke inhalation and that no serious injuries were sustained as a result of the fire.

Berkeley Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the fire. Cost estimates on the amount of damage have yet to be determined.

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JUNE 12, 2013


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