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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.
“The fire has crested over the hill and is coming down towards the camp,” the city’s parks director said Monday afternoon.
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.
The Berkeley Fire Department will declare “Extreme Fire Weather” due to forecasted high winds and low humidity on the highest-risk Red Flag days.
The fire started around 6 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment building near the intersection of Sacramento Street and Ashby Avenue.