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During the six-month “Jordan Fire Trail Improvement” project, the trail will be closed, except on Sundays, according to the university.
One firefighter was injured during operations Tuesday but is recovering. Crews are planning to return to Berkeley soon.
Bay Area fire officials and weather experts say getting residents to take the alerts seriously is an ongoing challenge — and has never been so important.
Berkeley fire crews are still working to protect the facility as the Caldor Fire burns nearby and sends spot fires onto the property, Scott Ferris said late Tuesday.
“The fire has crested over the hill and is coming down towards the camp,” the city’s parks director said Monday afternoon.
Air quality is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups in much of the Bay Area, and unhealthy for everyone at higher elevations.
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A preliminary investigation by the Berkeley Fire Department points to an electrical malfunction.
One resident was taken to the hospital for an asthma attack related to the fire, but there were no other injuries. As of Sunday, the cause was unknown.