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Dozens Displaced After Berkeley Apartment Fire

Dozens of people in Berkeley are without a place to live after flames forced them from their apartment building. (Published Monday, Nov. 23, 2015)

Dozens of people in Berkeley are without a place to live after flames forced them from their apartment building.

The fire broke out late Sunday afternoon at the Chandler Building on Telegraph Avenue and Dwight Way, a few blocks from the Cal campus.

The orange glow of the flames and smoking rising into the dark sky could be seen in video provided by an NBC Bay Area viewer.

Firefighters rescued one man from the building. Thirty others made it out safely but are now homeless.

The building is uninhabitable, said Berkeley Fire Department Battalion Chief Bill Kehoe. "We have disconnected the electricity for our safety and shut off the gas. The building has a partial collapse of the roof on the back side of the building."

Firefighters say the fire started on the fourth floor of the building and caused about a $500,000 in damage.

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