Firefighters fighting the blaze on Dwight Way in the early hours of Thursday morning. Photo: Ira Serkes

Update, 8:09am: The fire has largely been contained. BFD still on scene checking for hot spots. View a full set of photos of firefighters working on the fire, taken by Ira Serkes who was up to shoot the moonset.

Update, 7:32 am: Ira Serkes provides the following video, which was shot at around 6:30am:

Update: 7:24 am: Deputy Fire Chief Gil Dong tells Berkeleyside at 7:03 am that the fire department is still on the scene and that it is a still an active fire.

Update, 6:40am: The fire was still being fought at 6:37am when TerryMcSweeney posted the photo below to Twitter, which shows smoke billowing from the apartment building.

Original story: Firefighters are battling an early-morning apartment fire on Dwight Way between Fulton and Ellsworth streets, near campus according to the Oakland Tribune.

The two-alarm blaze was reported around 4:15 a.m. at a three-story apartment building  four blocks south of the university.

There have been no reports of injuries to either occupants or the roughly 30 firefighters who responded.

KGO-TV reports that the fire spread through three floors and the roof.

Smoke still billowing from the apartment building at around 6:37am. Photo: Terry McSweeney on Twitter

Streets around the fire scene have been closed to allow access for emergency crews.

Deputy Fire Chief Gil Dong told the Daily Cal that the fire is at 2227 Dwight Way, and that all residents of the building have been evacuated. The Red Cross was on the scene helping the displaced students and other building residents.

ABC News 7 reported that the roof the building had collapsed at 5:48 am.

News helicopters were over the scene, waking up many south Berkeley residents.

This is the second major fire in a Berkeley multi-housing unit with a significant number of student residents in five months. On November 18, a five-alarm fire ravaged the Sequoia apartment building at 2141 Haste Street. The building was subsequently demolished.

We will provide further updates.

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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...