A preliminary investigation by the Berkeley Fire Department points to an electrical malfunction.
The fire started around 6 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment building near the intersection of Sacramento Street and Ashby Avenue.
A new report finds that Berkeley houses sold for about 19% more than asking price on average from January to March — the highest nationwide.
About 1,500 acres of trees in the East Bay Regional Park District have been affected by a new die-off pattern that’s seen as dangerous during fire season.
Repairs were completed on the damaged gas line by around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The burn was planned as part of the East Bay Regional Park District’s efforts to create a “strategic ridgeline fuel break” along Grizzly Peak Boulevard.