Firefighters containing the blaze at 2606 Milvia. Photo: Lance Knobel.

A two-alarm fire at 2606 Milvia Street drew a quick response from the Berkeley Fire Department and was rapidly contained. The fire department was notified of the fire at 9:45 a.m. today. The first engine arrived at 9:52 a.m. and by 10:30 a.m. the fire was contained but still smoldering. According to Assistant Chief Sabina Imrie, everyone was safely evacuated from the house and there were no reported injuries.

A total of five engines and two trucks ultimately responded to the fire. Firefighters using breathing equipment climbed ladders onto the roof of the house to control the blaze.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...