BERKELEY (KPIX 5) – A man was found dead following a fire that broke out at a home in Berkeley on Wednesday night.
Firefighters were called to a home burning on the 1700 block of 8th Street in the city’s Northwest neighborhood around 8:20 p.m. When fire crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and a partial roof collapse. A second alarm was called.READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Arrested For Murder Of Teen Found Dead Near Train Tracks In Fairfield
Crews were able to control the fire shortly before 9:30 p.m., officials said. During a search, firefighters found an older man who died inside the structure. Officials also determined that the man lived there.READ MORE: UPDATE: Winds Stoke Massive, Still-Growing Dixie Fire in Northern California
The man’s identity was not immediately available as of late Wednesday night.MORE NEWS: Former California Senator Barbara Boxer Assaulted, Robbed In Oakland's Jack London District
Firefighters will remain on the scene through the overnight hours. Both the Berkeley Fire Department and the Berkeley Police Department are conducting an investigation.