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: UPDATE: Newsom Says California Likely To Keep Some Mask Mandates After June 15
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: San Jose Ordinance Could Set Hefty Fines For Fireworks
The man’s identity was not immediately available as of late Wednesday night.MORE NEWS: COVID Recovery: As Pandemic Eases, Concerns About Inflation Emerge
Firefighters will remain on the scene through the overnight hours. Both the Berkeley Fire Department and the Berkeley Police Department are conducting an investigation.