Fire Guts Apartments in Berkeley

Six-unit building fire started around 4:15 a.m.

Thursday, Mar 8, 2012  |  Updated 4:54 PM PDT
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A six-unit building caused a two-alarm fire in Berkeley on March 8, 2012.

A six-unit building caused a two-alarm fire in Berkeley on March 8, 2012.

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A two-alarm fire at an apartment building in Berkeley was  controlled this morning after burning for nearly four hours, a deputy fire  chief said.
    The fire was reported at 4:13 a.m. at 2227 Dwight Way, a six-unit  building located a few blocks from the University of California at Berkeley  campus, Berkeley Deputy Fire Chief Gil Dong said.

    The roof of the building collapsed, making it difficult for  firefighters to access various hot spots that remain from the blaze, Dong  said. The fire was under control at 8:05 a.m., he said.     All residents were safely evacuated from the building, according  to Dong. He said fire officials were working to count how many residents had  been displaced.
    No injuries to any civilians or firefighters were reported because  of the fire, he said.
    Dwight Way is closed between Fulton and Ellsworth streets and will  likely remain shut down throughout the day while crews watch for hot spots  and investigate the fire, Dong said.
    The cause of the blaze had not yet been determined as of this  morning, he said.

Below is a picture of the aftermath taken by reporter Christie Smith.
   
 

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