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Flash: Fire on Shattuck Displaces Berkeley Tenants

By Sasha Lekach (BCN)
Friday January 10, 2014 - 11:44:00 PM

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., Webb said. 

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

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

No injuries were reported, Dong said.