A fire broke out this morning at around 10:00 a.m. at an address on Queens Road in the Berkeley hills. Thanks to citizen reporters Cheryl Simeone and Ira Serkes for the photographs.

Update, 3:35pm: Photographer Judy Lepire, who lives near to the Queens Road home where the fire took place this morning, sent in the photos below. She writes: “These shots were taken from my deck. A little too close for comfort. But the fire department did a great job getting it out.”

Update, 04.03.11: The San Jose Mercury News reports that the fire destroyed the home on the 1400 block of Queens Road. The cause of the fire is unknown. Councilmember Susan Wengraf took the opportunity to remind residents, via a neighborhood e-tree, to trim or cut down flammable eucalyptus trees and to keep cars off the streets, if possible, to allow access for fire engines.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...