Witnesses described smoke billowing from the building and people hanging out of windows on the second floor.
Jeffrey Edwards was able to escape mostly unscathed from the blaze.
A failing kidney forced Gil Dong to leave the fire department in 2017. He and his donor, a longtime friend, hope more Asian Americans will consider organ donation.
The order came after an underwater volcano erupted near Tonga.
The fire, in the 3000 block of Bateman (near Prince Street), appears to have started in the kitchen. There were no reported injuries.
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PG&E has not indicated it is planning to cut power during the wind event, but said plans could change.
Ernestine Bankston was well-dressed, sharp and had a bright mind.
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Ernestine Bankston, 85, was identified as the victim in the early morning fire, the coroner’s office reported.
Buildings have burned and been crushed by snow but there has never been a threat as large as the Caldor Fire.
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.