Resident attempts to escape fire on King Street, falls from 3rd floor of building

fire.YEE_One person was sent to the hospital after falling from the third floor of a building in an attempt to escape a fire on King Street that occurred Saturday morning.

Berkeley Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at a four- to five-unit apartment building at 3144 King St. around 9 a.m., according to BFD Deputy Chief Avery Webb. The fire originated in the hallway within an apartment on the third floor, and two people were at the rear window of a bedroom calling for help. –Read More

Would-be firefighters train, departments practice joint attack with Turlock house burn

rxo1G.AuSt.11An older home facing demolition got a nobler end, giving its last to train firefighters before construction begins on a fast-food outlet at Golden State Boulevard and Roberts Road, near Pitman High School.

Coolers of water stood in a shady spot Saturday for about 20 men from three fire departments who joined to bring down the house in what might be called a blaze of glory. –Read More