Fire at new Berkeley apartment complex injures one

Daniel Montes (BCN)
Sunday February 12, 2017 - 10:44:00 PM

One person was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning following a fire at a recently developed housing complex occupied mainly by students near the University California at Berkeley, according to a fire dispatcher. 

At 4:49 a.m., firefighters responded to 2301 Durant Avenue on a report of a fire, the dispatcher said. 

The building, known as The Metropolitan, is a new, privately-managed student housing community, according to the building's website. 

It abuts St. Mark's Episcopal Church and the Julia Morgan-designed Berkeley City Club. 

At the scene, firefighters found a victim suffering from injuries not considered life-threatening. The victim was taken to a hospital, according to the dispatcher.