BFD responds to fire on Claremont Avenue

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Berkeley Fire Department received report of a fire about 12:31 p.m. Wednesday on the 2800 block of Claremont Ave. between Derby and Russell streets.

Berkeley Police Department issued an advisory indicating the closure of Avalon Avenue at Oak Knoll Terrace and Claremont Avenue between Derby and Russell streets “due to structure fire,” according to a Nixle alert sent about 12:53 p.m.

The fire was under control as of 1:07 p.m, according to BFD dispatcher Kim Reeve, and there were “three or four companies still on the scene.”

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