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Downtown Berkeley Residents Displaced In Afternoon Fire

The blaze appears to have started in a lower level of the building, which has residential units over a commercial space, according to authorities.

Crews have controlled a three-alarm fire in downtown Berkeley this afternoon, fire officials said.

The fire was reported at 2:24 p.m. at a two-story building in the 2500 block of Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley acting Deputy Fire Chief Avery Webb said.

The fire was declared under control at 2:54 p.m.

The blaze appears to have started in a lower level of the building, which has residential units over a commercial space, according to Webb.

Eight residents and one pet were displaced in the fire, Berkeley Fire Chief Gil Dong said.

No injuries were reported, Dong said.

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Abigail Surasky January 10, 2014 at 08:42 PM
In the future, is it possible to link stories like this to a map, instead of just street numbers? Or list the commercial properties affected so the reader can more easily recognize the location of an incident? Thank you.
Charles Burress (Editor) January 11, 2014 at 03:14 AM
Thanks for the feedback. In this case, the story was produced by the Bay City News Service, and your suggestion is certainly worth passing on. We at Patch could have added a map and will keep that in mind next time. For this story, the 2500 block of Shattuck is actually two blocks extending between Dwight Way and Parker Street.

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