A three-alarm fire that destroyed one home and damaged two others in North Berkeley this afternoon has been controlled, a deputy fire chief said.
The blaze was reported at 12:02 p.m. at a home near the intersection of Avis and San Luis roads.
No injuries have been reported but a dog was rescued from the home that was destroyed, Berkeley Deputy Fire Chief Gil Dong said.
Nearly 40 firefighters battled the flames. The cause of the fire remains under investigation but it does not appear to be suspicious, he said.