There were no injuries in the fire. Officials believe it may have started in a roof under construction.
Barriers on Grizzly Peak Boulevard turnouts are here to stay
The tree trunk blockades were installed in 2020 to prevent people from gathering and potentially sparking fires in the Berkeley and Oakland hills.
Woolsey Street fire leaves home uninhabitable
One occupant was reportedly trapped on the third floor, but was able to escape by a ladder.
Berkeley rules limiting ADUs in hills violate state law, housing agency says
The City Council will have to decide whether to change its restrictions on cottages and in-law units, or challenge the state.
Listen: Remembering the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley Firestorm
Wednesday is the fire’s 31st anniversary. We produced a podcast looking back at the historic blaze that forever changed how the East Bay looks at wildfires.
How wildfires affect air quality in the Bay Area and what to do to protect yourself
How do wildfires affect air pollution? How bad is smoke for my health? How do I track air quality and protect myself from smoke?
Police: After Ashby fire, men found with meth, mailbox keys, ID theft document trove
Authorities say the men had more than 1,700 personal items that did not belong to them, including mail, checks and ID cards, as well as a gun and ammunition.
2 displaced in South Berkeley apartment fire on Ashby Avenue
One neighbor told Berkeleyside she woke in the night to hear “firefighters chain sawing the roof down.”
House fire on Bateman Street leaves Elmwood man displaced
The fire, in the 3000 block of Bateman (near Prince Street), appears to have started in the kitchen. There were no reported injuries.
She tore up burning roof shingles bare-handed to douse 1905 Berkeley fire
Mary Shaplin, who was recovering from an illness, jumped into action when the roof of her neighbor’s adjoining house in downtown Berkeley caught fire more than a century ago.
No one injured, RV destroyed in West Berkeley fire
The cause of the fire is currently unknown, and no firefighters were injured.
The Oakland-Berkeley Firestorm incinerated my house 30 years ago
When Gary and I moved from Ithaca, New York, back to the Bay Area in 1990 and looked for a house, the threat of fire never crossed my mind.