Berkeley firefighters were called to a home at 1314 Bayview Place Friday evening, arriving on the scene at 8:20 to find one of the two-story home’s bedrooms ablaze.
Deputy Fire Chief David Orth said the fire was controlled within 10 minutes. Structural damage was estimated at $50,000.
The owner had left the dwelling minutes before the flames erupted. Orth said the blame for the outbreak has been placed on a faulty power strip.›