Structure fire forces evacuations in Berkeley


BERKELEY, Calif. (KRON) — Crews are responding to a structure fire in Berkeley Saturday evening, according to the Berkeley Fire Department.

The fire was originally reported as a 2-alarm blaze burning at 2067 University Ave.

As of 7 p.m., the fire is now 6-alarm.

Officers evacuated a number of buildings and nearby businesses.

KRON4’s Dan Thorn reports that power has been shut off in the area by PG&E crews.

University Avenue between Milvia Street and Shattuck Avenue is currently closed. The area near Shattuck Avenue, Addison Street, Milvia Street and Berkeley Way may also be impacted as well.

Fire officials are asking the public to avoid the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Check back for updates as this is a developing story

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